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DroneBee  
#1 Posted : Saturday, July 15, 2017 4:06:02 AM(UTC)

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I put this under a different forum, but thought my VA friends would want to know this.

Veterans Affairs (VA) now publishes adverse actions! https://www.va.gov/opa/p...pressrelease.cfm?id=2927 https://www.va.gov/accountability/ The first report is out here https://www.va.gov/accou...verse_Actions_Report.pdf On this first report, there are 525 removals listed, 194 suspensions > 14 days, and 27 demotions.

"In addition to posting the adverse action information, Secretary Shulkin announced that he is requiring approval by a senior official of any monetary settlement with an employee over the amount of $5,000. Any settlement above this amount will require the personal approval of the Under Secretary, Assistant Secretary or equivalent senior-level official within the organization in which the dispute occurs."

Notice that it is not publishing when the adverse actions are reversed...

Also, there is an interesting case regarding Sharon Helman v. Dep't of Veterans Affairs, United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, May 9, 2017. She's an SES who was removed, but the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit remanded the removal back to the Merit Systems Protection Board (MSPB) and also invalidated some removal law because of this case.
http://www.cafc.uscourts...6.Opinion.5-5-2017.1.PDF

Interesting reading for my VA friends!!

Edited by user Saturday, July 15, 2017 4:07:21 AM(UTC)  | Reason: Not specified

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SD Analyst on 7/17/2017(UTC)
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