HB 218 would jeopardize military readiness, care for veterans

Brig. Gen. Tony Carrelli, Pennsylvania’s adjutant general, said he fears that the cuts contained in the House Republican budget proposal (HB 218) would jeopardize military readiness and diminish care for the commonwealth’s veterans. “Over the past nine years, DMVA’s staff complement has decreased by 22 percent through the elimination of vacant positions and furlough actions,” […]

PVA Applauds Passage of VA Accountability Bill

Paralyzed Veterans of America (Paralyzed Veterans) National President Al Kovach, Jr. today commends the U.S. Congress for passing the “VA Accountability and Whistleblower Protection Act,” which will heighten accountability at the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA); and ease restrictions that have protected VA employees exhibiting or condoning underperformance, negligence and/or criminal behaviors: “Paralyzed Veterans of […]

RAO Bulletin Update 15 June 2017

This bulletin contains the following articles: DoD 04 == Transgender Troops [03] —- (Predecisional/Extremely Sensitive Issue) 06 == Transgender Troops [04] —– (Implement Policy Recommendation) 06 == Air Force Secretary ————– (New Secretary’s Force Assessment) 07 == DoD Tuition Assistance [05] ————————- (Education Guide) 09 == Guard & Reserve Recommendations ————— (RFPB Submits 3) 10 […]

Secretary of Veterans Affairs David J. Shulkin statement on passage of accountability bill

“I want to thank Senator Rubio, Chairmen Isakson and Roe and Ranking Members Tester and Walz for their hard work on passing this bill, fulfilling one of my highest priorities at the Department. It’s common sense – we need to hold our employees accountable for their actions if they violate the public trust, and at […]

PVA “Cautiously Optimistic” on New VA Patient Record System

Paralyzed Veterans of America (Paralyzed Veterans) today expressed restrained yet hopeful support of Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Secretary David Shulkin’s announcement the VA will adopt the same Electronic Health Record (EHR) System currently used by the Department of Defense (DOD) to maintain veteran healthcare data. By adopting the current DOD system, known as MHS […]