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VA watchdog overhauls policies on investigative reports

USA Today, by Donovan Slack:The chief watchdog at the Veterans Affairs Department is overhauling its policies for making public the findings of dozens of investigations into veterans’ health care.

Acting VA Inspector General Richard Griffin announced Tuesday that all decisions about whether to release investigative reports will now be made by his immediate staff. His office previously had no standard for deciding when to release findings.

“This process will ensure consistency in decision-making regarding when and how public release of related documents is handled,” Griffin’s office said in a statement.  Read article here: http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2015/03/17/va-watchdog-overhauls-policies-on-investigative-reports/24919729/