The DC VA Director Fire-Rehire Case Will Be the First Major Test of the New VA Accountability Law

Article by Sherman Gillums, Jr.: Under the new law, the VA secretary holds greater authority to expedite the demotion, suspension or removal of VA employees based on bad performance or wrongdoing. Senior department executives are no longer allowed to appeal to the Merit Systems Protection Board, and front-line employees can no longer rely on a protracted adjudication process that keeps them on the payroll during the appeals process.  Read more here: