Agency News: Veterans Affairs

All VA medical centers have Facebook pages. Now what?

The Veterans Affairs Department made a announcement that all their medical centers are now ready to actively engage with veterans on Facebook. We took a closer look.

Congress funds VA-DOD project despite late request

The omnibus spending bill approved by Congress this week included full funding for a joint Veterans Affairs and Defense department project to develop a single, integrated digital medical record system for soldiers and veterans.

Will VA real-time tracking plan include employees?

Procurement documents reveal a tracking system that may include collecting the movements of Veterans Affairs employees.

Veterans Health Admin procurement reforms not working, IG says

The Veterans Health Administration created a new oversight process for its contracting in 2009, but it is not being carried out consistently, according to a new report.

VA targets printers for cost reductions

Phasing out personal printers is part of the agency's 'Ruthless Reductions' campaign.

VA hands out employee bonuses too easily, audit finds

Federal auditors found that the majority of bonus payments made to retain key employees at Veterans Affairs agencies were lacking in proper justifications and documentations.

VA performing judo cuts on printing costs

The Veterans Affairs Department has its eye on cost-cutting in 2012, and desktop printers are a target, according to CIO Roger Baker.

VA calls halt to buying personal printers

The agency is seeking to consolidate printing tasks for savings.

VA staffer got $75K education courtesy of taxpayers

The Veterans Affairs Department inspector general issued the third in a series of scathing reports on high-level officials at the VA.

Senators want GAO probe of veteran-owned business program

Senate emphasize the critical need to ensure the effectiveness and efficiency of the Veterans Affairs Department's program to validate vet-owned small business.

VA builds its own online job board

The Veterans Affairs Department has 3,553 job vacancies to fill, and it has created a new online jobs board to encourage veterans to apply.

VA's online Blue Button medical app soon to add job data

The Veterans Affairs Department wants to help veterans find jobs by adding military job codes to its popular Blue Button online medical record application.

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