VA Faces Multi-Faceted Challenges to Its Attempts at Firing and Accountability Reform

Government Executive: The Veterans Affairs Department can no longer publish the data related to its disciplinary actions against employees, a third-party arbitrator has ruled after a challenge from VA’s largest union.

The ruling, issued earlier this year, was a blow to a department claiming unprecedented transparency and accountability after years of negative attention. It began in 2017 publishing a list of its adverse actions taken against employees, the first federal agency to do so.

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