Atlanta VA fails to conduct criminal checks on employees

7:30 am Feb. 3, 2017

The Atlanta VA Medical Center failed its obligation to complete timely background checks and drug tests for hundreds of new employees,The investigation by the VA’s Office of Inspector General does not directly address whether the

Whistleblower to VA secretary: Fix problems at veterans enrollment office

7:30 am Feb. 1, 2017

Dr. David J. Shulkin, who faces a Senate confirmation hearing Wednesday to become the new secretary of the Department of Veterans Affairs, is no stranger the major problems at the VA’s national health enrollment office in Atlanta.

Shortly after he became Under Secretary overseeing the Veterans Health Administration, Shulkin visited the national Health Eligibility Center (HEC) in DeKalb County in August 2015. The AJC reported in 2014 about a series

Is Ga. Sen. Johnny Isakson too soft on VA’s bad employees?

7:00 am Apr. 5, 2016

Former GOP presidential candidate Marco Rubio and a leading House Republican said they fear Sen. Johnny Isakson, R-Ga., may undermine a proposal to bring stronger accountability for bad employees at the Department of Veterans Affairs.