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Fri, 17 Aug 2018 15:51:00 EDT

VA Secretary clarifies collective bargaining authority related to professional conduct, patient care
Today the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced that VA Secretary Robert Wilkie clarified that unions can no longer use collective bargaining rights when it comes to professional conduct and patient care by VA providers. Specifically, Secreta More...

Fri, 17 Aug 2018 15:42:00 EDT

At White House, VA Secretary underscores low unemployment for Veterans under President Trump
In his first White House Cabinet Meeting as Secretary of Veterans Affairs yesterday, VA Secretary Robert Wilkie underscored for President Donald Trump and the public how the President's policies have led to near-record-low unemployment rates for America's More...

Fri, 17 Aug 2018 11:52:00 EDT

VA, Walgreens collaborate to improve care coordination for Veterans
WASHINGTON - As part of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs' (VA) efforts to improve care coordination for Veterans, the department is working with pharmacy services provider Walgreens to coordinate patient and pharmaceutical care for VA-enrolled pati More...

Wed, 15 Aug 2018 16:17:00 EDT

Veterans ‘TEE' up for 25th anniversary golf tournament sponsored by VA & DAV
WASHINGTON - More than 200 Veterans with visual impairments, severe illness or injury are set to tee up for the 2018 National Disabled Veterans Training, Exposure and Experience (TEE) Tournament, which will take place Sept. 9-14 near Iowa City, Iowa. More...

Mon, 13 Aug 2018 14:34:00 EDT

VA updates the disability rating schedule related to skin conditions
Effective Aug. 13, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) updated portions of the VA Schedule for Rating Disabilities (VASRD, or Rating Schedule) that evaluate conditions related to the skin. More...

Mon, 13 Aug 2018 13:25:00 EDT

VA announces leadership changes to take effect shortly
Today, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced several leadership changes that will take effect shortly. These leadership changes will build upon a strong current team that will continue to carry out the priorities of President Trump and n More...

Wed, 8 Aug 2018 14:45:00 EDT

VA releases health care benefit application for Spanish-speaking Veterans
WASHNGTON - Today, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) released the Spanish version of the application for health benefits, as part of VA's effort to simplify and improve the health care enrollment process for Veterans. More...

Mon, 6 Aug 2018 16:30:00 EDT

Secretary Wilkie meets with leaders at Washington DC VA Medical Center
WASHINGTON - Today, U.S. Secretary of Veterans Affairs Robert Wilkie visited the Washington DC VA Medical Center (VAMC), where he met with facility and regional leaders and received updates on recent progress in Veterans' care and plans for further improv More...

Thu, 2 Aug 2018 09:36:00 EDT

Forever GI Bill expands VA educational benefits
WASHINGTON - Effective Aug. 1, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) implemented 15 more provisions of the Harry W. Colmery Educational Assistance Act of 2017, also referred to as the Forever GI Bill. More...

Tue, 24 Jul 2018 08:37:00 EDT

President Trump selects Jake Leinenkugel to lead VA commission focused on Veterans' mental health treatment
Today the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced that President Donald J. Trump has selected former VA White House Senior Advisor Thomas 'Jake' Leinenkugel to lead a key commission focused on the department's mental health care programs. More...



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