Active shooter scare raises concerns: Is VA crisis center ready for its own crisis?

7:00 am Nov. 2, 2017

When the VA launched the veterans crisis line call center in Atlanta last December it was touted as a critical part of a national system that would answer thousands of calls from distressed and suicidal veterans every day.

But in the rush to open the new center, VA executives seem to have overlooked an important facet of its operation: Adequate crisis training for the center itself. So, on the evening

Investigation, reassignment for VA managers linked to Atlanta enrollment office

1:00 pm Aug. 29, 2017

Four VA managers linked to the veterans national health care enrollment office in Atlanta have been moved from their positions pending the outcome of an internal investigation.

VA on Tuesday did not disclose the nature of the inquiry. The move is another sign of deep dysfunction at the Atlanta-based Health Eligibility Center (HEC) that oversees the health care enrollment system for millions of veterans across the country.

One of the managers,

Atlanta Beltline Inc. CEO to leave with boost in severance pay

12:06 pm Aug. 28, 2017

Atlanta Beltline Inc. CEO Paul Morris is leaving his post with a parting gift worth thousands of dollars, agency records show.

A new employment contract approved before Morris’ resignation gives him severance pay worth $142,600, $17,850 more than it would have been had he stepped down earlier, according to AJC calculations based on the terms of his contracts.

That July contract — passed as concerns swirled over Beltline Inc.’s failure to