VA Accountability

Fed Manager: VA Accountability Office, Whistleblower Protection May See Restructuring

VA Accountability Office, Whistleblower Protection May See RestructuringThis article features Government Accountability Project’s Legal Director, Tom Devine, and was originally published here.During a hearing last week, the House Veterans Affairs Committee (HVAC) discussed a proposal to restructure the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Office of Accountability and Whistleblower Protection (OAWP). Lawmakers heard from both OAWP [...]

2022-06-22T11:38:16-04:00June 22nd, 2022|In The News, US Government, VA Accountability, Veterans|

Government Executive: Lawmakers Look to Strip a Maligned Whistleblower Protection Office of Key Powers

Lawmakers Look to Strip a Maligned Whistleblower Protection Office of Key Powers This article features Government Accountability Project’s Legal Director, Tom Devine, and was originally published here. Key lawmakers are pushing to strip a much criticized whistleblower office of its primary powers just a few years after it was heralded as a transformational reform [...]

Federal News Network: After years of complaints, House committee considering changes to VA accountability office

After years of complaints, House committee considering changes to VA accountability office This article features Government Accountability Project and was originally published here. The House Veterans Affairs Committee is discussing improvements for VA’s Office of Accountability and Whistleblower Protection (OAWP), following years of complaints about the organization’s performance from employees, oversight groups and members of [...]

The Washington Post: Biden’s new VA chief inherits oversight office from Trump viewed as abetting corruption

Biden’s new VA chief inherits oversight office from Trump viewed as abetting corruption This article features our Legal Director Tom Devine and was originally published here. As he led the security team that protects senior officials at the Department of Veterans Affairs, Anthony Everett reported what he viewed as an ethical breach and misuse of [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

2021-11-22T12:34:36-05:00August 22nd, 2019|In The News, Top Tier Outlet, VA Accountability|