You had to love it when the Operational Readiness Team showed up (always unexpectedly) and the commander was at Mamasan’s House of Credit (whorehouse).
Here, we see the same sneak attack scenario with the OIG pounce. “Excuse me, sir. Step away from the shredder.” Remember, this was the home of the first “the machine ate the Vet’s homework” VARO. Good old Cleveland. You can almost hear Drew Carey and gang punctuating it with “Ohio”!
Seems the old Cleveland office is messing up again. Since everyone is very deferential and non-judgmental about others’ performance, you will notice that they tread lightly over how much havoc has ensued and gently admonish the troops to be more careful. Nothing is said about how a highly-trained DRO with years of experience is signing off on TBIs which he presumably has read and agrees with. Remember, unless its an extraordinary award over $25,000.00, it only needs the rater and his DRO supervisor’s John Hancock
(to whom I’m related, thank you). Never mind, I hate name droppers too.
I find it interesting they can get AO claims done right. Perhaps it’s because it’s presumptive and it takes the grant or deny argument down about 5 notches to make it easier. Pretty sad. The good news is they got the warning on the Winston-Salem cigarette RO pretty clear. Rumor has it they rented a large storage area in Indiana across the state line to hide the overflow. 5 mail room personnel are there with scanners and fax machines sending records back to Cleveland on an as-needed basis to save gas.