Veterans

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|

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|

Gov Exec: VA Whistleblowers Tell Congress Retaliation Still Rampant

Note: this article, featuring our legal director and clients, was originally published here. VA Whistleblowers Tell Congress Retaliation Still Rampant One VA employee received proposed firing notice one day prior to testifying. The Veterans Affairs Department continues to punish employees who speak out against dangerous or improper practices at the agency despite targeted efforts in [...]

2019-06-25T15:18:23-04:00June 25th, 2019|In The News, VA Accountability, Veterans|