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Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Trump administration has fired more than 500 VA employees since January

Department of Veterans Affairs officials have fired more than 500 misbehaving employees since January, according to data posted online Friday.

VA Secretary David Shulkin touted his agency's decision to publish its efforts to hold VA employees accountable, unveiling new requirements for updating the public on personnel actions.

"Veterans and taxpayers have a right to know what we're doing to hold our employees accountable and make our personnel actions transparent," Shulkin said in a statement. "Posting this information online for all to see, and updating it weekly, will do just that."

The VA has removed 526 employees since Jan. 20, according to the accountability report released on Friday. Agency officials have demoted another 27 employees and temporarily suspended an additional 194 employees for longer than two weeks. The list does not include the employees' names but shows their positions.

"In addition to posting the adverse action information, Secretary Shulkin announced that he is requiring approval by a senior official of any monetary settlement with an employee over the amount of $5,000," the VA noted Friday. "Any settlement above this amount will require the personal approval of the undersecretary, assistant secretary or equivalent senior-level official within the organization in which the dispute occurs."

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10 comments:

Anonymous said...

Are the starting to get the message?

Anonymous said...

It's about time!

Anonymous said...

It is certainly about time. What gets my goat is when I read about the former administration giving away 48 billion to African countries to help curtail the spread of aids when we have veterans that are in desperate need of help. Thank you President Trump for beginning to drain the swamp.

Anonymous said...

And why isn't he firing people in the Homeland Security Division like ICE, SS, Capital Police, CIA and FBI. They are all Obama holdovers.

Anonymous said...

One step at a time.

Anonymous said...

They need to do that in every agency...

I have lists for a couple of agencies ready for him if he wants it!

Anonymous said...

It took Years to get America in this
mess----Getting us out of it is going
to take time.
I , for one am most impressed in what
Trump has done thus far !

lmclain said...

KEEP IT UP

Anonymous said...

Now it's time to do that to the various police agencies and their unions around the country.

Anonymous said...

This is just another step toward war.