VA Accountability

Mother Jones: Trump’s VA Is Trying to Scare Off Whistleblowers During the Pandemic

Trump’s VA Is Trying to Scare Off Whistleblowers During the Pandemic This article features Government Accountability Project and was originally published here. When Donald Trump took office, one of his first moves was to address the rampant mismanagement and corruption that had long plagued the Department of Veterans Affairs. In April 2017, he signed an [...]

Press Release: Government Accountability Project Clients Have Success at Office of Special Counsel

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 6, 2020 Government Accountability Project Clients Have Success at Office of Special Counsel WASHINGTON – In a letter to Special Counsel Henry Kerner at the U.S. Office of Special Counsel (OSC), Government Accountability Project expressed appreciation for recent settlement victories in Whistleblower Protection Act cases to challenge retaliation and continue careers. [...]

Project On Government Oversight: VA Whistleblower Office Wasted $300,000 on “Useless” Training

Note: this article, featuring our Executive Director and CEO Louis Clark, was originally published here. VA Whistleblower Office Wasted $300,000 on “Useless” Training When the new whistleblower and accountability-focused office at the troubled Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) opened its doors in 2017, it was supposed to help change the agency’s longstanding culture of retaliation against whistleblowers [...]

2019-10-24T12:17:53-04:00October 24th, 2019|In The News, VA Accountability|

WNYC Studios: Impeachment Saga Puts New Spotlight on Federal Whistleblower Complaints

This article, featuring our clients Brandon Coleman and Robert MacLean, were originally published here. Impeachment Saga Puts New Spotlight on Federal Whistleblower Complaints Last week, Joseph Maguire, Acting Director of National Intelligence, testified before Congress, as part of the impeachment inquiry launched by Democrats against President Trump. "I want to stress that I believe the [...]

2019-10-01T15:14:04-04:00October 1st, 2019|In The News, National Security, VA Accountability|

KPBS: Dangerous San Diego Research Prompts Congress to Hold Hearing on VA

This article, featuring our legal director Tom Devine, was originally published here. Dangerous San Diego Research Prompts Congress To Hold Hearing On VA Congress will conduct a hearing to investigate a powerful healthcare office in the Department of Veterans Affairs following inewsource stories that exposed the office’s shoddy review of a dangerous San Diego liver study. A new inewsource analysis [...]

2019-10-01T10:52:57-04:00October 1st, 2019|In The News, VA Accountability, Veterans|

USA Today: VA whistleblower-protection worker asks for protection

This article originally appeared in USA Today and features our client, Brandon Coleman. WASHINGTON – All Brandon Coleman wanted was a meeting. The onetime addiction counselor and Veterans Affairs whistleblower known for exposing poor care of suicidal veterans at the Phoenix VA hospital has been doing outreach to other VA whistleblowers since 2017 on behalf of President [...]

2019-08-22T12:37:31-04:00August 22nd, 2019|In The News, VA Accountability|

Federal News Network: New Accountability Office Hasn’t Made a Dent in VA’s ‘Culture of Retaliation,’ Whistleblowers Say

This article, featuring our Legal Director, Tom Devine, was originally published here.  New Accountability Office Hasn't Made a Dent in VA's 'Culture of Retaliation,' Whistleblowers Say The Department of Veterans Affairs is preparing new policies, training and guidelines that it says should help the agency — and its still-relatively-new Office of Accountability and Whistleblower Protection — better [...]

2019-08-07T13:28:03-04:00July 24th, 2019|In The News, VA Accountability, Veterans|

Connecting Vets: ‘There is Room for Improvement’ VA Tells Congress on Protecting Whistleblowers, Preventing Retaliation

The Department of Veterans Affairs had an opportunity Tuesday to defend itself against allegations from whistleblowers that retaliation against them has gotten worse -- not better. President Donald Trump in 2017 created the Office of Accountability and Whistleblower Protections, and Congress codified it in the Accountability and Whistleblower Protection Act, intending to improve accountability of VA [...]

2019-07-24T09:40:41-04:00July 24th, 2019|In The News, VA Accountability, Veterans|

WaPo: Whistleblower Says VA Ordered Fake Appointments to Cut Waiting List

Note: this article, featuring our legal director and clients, was originally published here. Whistleblower Says VA Ordered Fake Appointments to Cut Waiting List  One day before Minu Aghevli testified at a House committee hearing about official Department of Veterans Affairs misconduct, she received a thick packet of documents that shook her life. It amounted to [...]

2019-06-27T09:35:53-04:00June 27th, 2019|In The News, VA Accountability, Veterans|

USA Today: VA Health Care Workers Say Managers Are Trying to Silence Them on Veteran Care

Note: this article, featuring our legal director Tom Devine and clients, was originally published here. VA Health Care Workers Say Managers Are Trying to Silence Them on Veteran Care WASHINGTON – Health care professionals from the Department of Veterans Affairs testified at a congressional hearing Tuesday that they are being punished for reporting problems with [...]

2019-06-25T15:22:59-04:00June 25th, 2019|In The News, VA Accountability, Veterans|
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