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Monday, 10 July 2017 17:47

Draining the VA: 526 Employees Fired Under President Trump

Written by  Trey Sanchez

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs has become the first federal agency “to post information on adverse employee[s]” as it takes “a further step on transparency and accountability” as per President Trump signing the VA Accountability and Whistleblower Protection Act.

The department has made public a list of adverse employee actions taken since Inauguration Day and will update the list every week, according to a news release.

“Under this administration, VA is committed to becoming the most transparent organization in government,” VA Secretary David Shulkin said. “Together with the Accountability bill the president signed into law recently, this additional step will continue to shine a light on the actions we’re taking to reform the culture at VA.”

"Veterans and taxpayers have a right to know what we’re doing to hold our employees accountable and make our personnel actions transparent,” Shulkin continued. “Posting this information online for all to see, and updating it weekly, will do just that.”

For privacy reasons, no names are included in the list, but the person’s position is listed, as well as the region in which the employment occurred.

“The list includes terminations, demotions and suspensions over 14 days since the new administration came into office Jan.

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