In a surprise announcement today, VA admitted the inmates have overtaken the asylum and now roam the hallowed halls of the Minneapolis and Philadelphia ROs. I assume they are referring to Diana and Kimberly’s adventures in triple dipping the VA system. Regardless the reason, it’s apparent that you would have to bring your AR-15 shorty to work and off about 27 employees- at least one more than Sandy Hook- to provoke the dreaded “You’re fired, dude.” Really. I’m not kidding. The SES at the VA have carved out a special place in 5 USC to make their bed in. Considering we, as Veterans, cannot avail ourselves of this lovely Statute judicially, I find it incongruous how they continue to dodge the bullet, frankly.
I think what makes it harder is for Secretary Bob to have to come out and explain it to the reporters with a straight face.
” Look, guys. I fired them. I did. I sent them to, like, Thule friggin’ Greenland and they’re back. They’re like a bad penny. I’m sorry. But hey. It’s not my fault. Those Congressional chowderheads make the rules on this. If you give me the authority, I can fix it. What we have now is unworkable as I guess you can see.”
Here’s the whole story. It’s a sad week when the organization that was set up to administer to Veterans admits that a) their adjudication methods are defective, unworkable and require a major overhaul; b) said overhaul contract has already been let for $23 million and c) the hierarchy has no control over hiring, firing or discipline against it’s most highly paid employees but seeks same.
I guess I don’t have to explain what VA’s SES gomers think about this change of plans.
Kinda reminds me again of a General with no Armies, and whole bunch of Armies with no General to rein them in.
Sorta like Director VR&E who has no command and control authority over the Region VR&EO’s implementing the Independent Living Program. Systemic thru and thru.
AFGE Union Prez Calls VA Chair ‘A Fool, and ’Says He’ll ‘Whoop’ VA Sec’s ‘Ass’.
As reported in the Daily Caller.
AFGE represents about 12% of VA employees. It’s a toothless tiger.
Because what they did was unethical but not illegal according to civil service rules and regs. Hubby and I have 57 years as Feds. No we never did it. No we were not at the VA. no we don’t agree with what they did.
Can you see it? Folks actually having to work, be productive and accurate in their rulings and ratings. When pigs fly , sad to say
would privatizing it work?
Well, of course. I just don’t see that happening as smart as it would be.
I am going to my Gastro on monday to give him the nexus bible and my STR’s do I need to tell him anything . If he writes me a nexus I will use this for ammo or should I send to law bob?