Category Archives: VAOIG Watchdogs

VAOIG MANDATES INSTALL OF NEW SHREDDER MACHINES

VAOIG “Acting” Head Honcho Richard Griffin ordered all VA facilities, both VHA as well as VBA Regional Offices, to install  new Binford 5000 Copymatic shredders. These automatically record the documents shredded and keep a facsimile of the destroyed documents in their memory … Continue reading

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VAOIG–CAP REVIEW-PHOENIX, AZ

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY Review Purpose At the insistence of Rep. Jeff Miller, and prompted by over 1600 complaints of  Veterans waiting over a year and half or longer for primary care followup appointments at the Carl T. Hayden VA Medical Center … Continue reading

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VA ILP–THE FARM REPORT

Just in case the VA sleeps with one eye open to make sure my agrarian pursuits are not a flash in the pan, I present the Grahamcracker report. I have been busy prepping for spring as usual. This always takes … Continue reading

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WHO SAYS SEXTING AND DUIs REDUCE WORK PRODUCTIVITY?

We always read horror stories about the VA and government in general. Tip of the Spear in Georgia (Bruce) who brought us the initial reports of “irregularities” in a Veterans charity’s wage structure, sends us this equally revolting report on VA’s … Continue reading

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ADVENTURES IN VA OIG LAND

Here’s this month’s Office of Inspector General (OIG) monthly mishaps. I get a bang out of each big nationwide investigation of every little nook and cranny Community Based Outpatient Clinic (VACBOC) and their “no-knock” sudden appearance at VAMCs. Each foray … Continue reading

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VAOIG–WEINER BUSTED SEXTING AT NEW JOB

VAOIG officials have redacted the investigation but it appears former Rep. Anthony Weiner, New York’s last, best hope for Governor (Mayor? Dog Catcher?), is out of the VA for now. In what appears to be a case of leading a … Continue reading

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VHA BACKLOG REPAIR ORDER–DELETE SCHEDULED EXAMS

Well, golly gee willakers. You have to hand it to the VHA. VHA being the highly touted Veterans Health Administration. Every day I hear all manner of kind things about what the VHA has done for Johnny Vet. How he … Continue reading

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LIES, DAMNED LIES AND VA STATISTICS

Benjamin Disraeli, the eminent British Prime minister said this in the late nineteenth century long before the VA was beginning to hit its stride at obfuscation and disingenuous, convoluted statistics showing up was left and down was, well, whatever they … Continue reading

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VAOIG’S LATEST ATTABOY LIST

We always get a big bang out of the VA’s OIG squandering millions of dollars in pursuit of $10. In construction, we call it 10¢ chasing a dollar. While I admire the verve and devotion to duty that seems endemic in the OIG, … Continue reading

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VAOIG–8 HOUR WAIT IN EMERGENCY ROOM “WITHIN LIMITS”

I received this today from our Watchdog Guardians. Ever-vigilant, they were quick to descend on Denver for a quick check of rumors about excessively long delays in VA’s newer, larger Emergency Department (ED) waiting rooms. While there, they decided to … Continue reading

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