VA Workers Could Lose Due Process Protections Under Proposal
A Florida Republican's attempts to reform the VA might have repercussions for other federal workers. Meanwhile, a Massachusetts congressman and former Marine Corps officer is using his own experience with the VA as a guide.
The Washington Post:
Bill Would Undermine Protections For All VA Workers
Congressional efforts to significantly cut workplace protections for Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) employees — with clear implications for the rest of the federal workforce — are moving apace even as the largest federal union mounts a vigorous attack on the legislation. At the same time, the Obama administration is telling agency heads to rein in the use of paid administrative leave that at times has left non-working employees on the payroll for months. (Davidson, 6/5)
The Boston Globe:
In Effort To Fix Woes In VA Care, Moulton Taps Own Experience
Seth Moulton had earned two medals in Iraq for his valor. He’d witnessed brutal combat in four tours with the Marines. But none of that mattered when he showed up at the Veterans Health Administration hospital in Washington, D.C., where staff could not find records. (Meyers, 6/5)