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Alaska VA Healthcare System

 

News from the Department of Veterans Affairs

Press Releases

VA staffing new White House VA Hotline Principally with Veterans (8/11/2017)

Today the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs announced that the two-month pilot phase of the new White House VA Hotline that began in June has demonstrated that Veterans calling the hotline respond best when their calls are answered by fellow Veterans and others with first-hand experience on their issues.

MSPB forces VA to take back fired official, VA exploring all options under new accountability authorities (8/9/2017)

On August 2, the Vice Chairman of the federal Merit Systems Protection Board ordered a stay of VA's removal of the former director of the Washington, D.C. VA Medical Center. MSPB's stay order requires VA to return Brian Hawkins, fired on July 28, to work pending the Office of Special Counsel's review of Hawkins' claim that he was wrongly terminated. VA has complied with the order and returned Hawkins to the payroll, but to an administrative position at the VA headquarters in Washington rather than to a patient-care position at the VA Medical Center.

VA Secretary Shulkin to keynote health-care and technology Demo Day at Georgetown University (8/7/2017)

VA Secretary Dr. David J. Shulkin will be the featured speaker at VA's annual health-care and technology Innovation Demo Day, to be held Aug. 8 at Georgetown University's Lohrfink Auditorium.