VA must hold all workers accountable for misconduct, poor performance

By Pete Hegseth: One year ago this month, Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Secretary Eric Shinseki resigned following a series of scandals exposing management failures, fraud and corruption throughout the department he led. It was an honorable step taken to allow new leadership to begin repairing what had gone so wrong at the dysfunctional department.  

Little did we know, as the New York Times recently reported, that Shinseki would be virtually the only VA employee to face repercussions for the scandals. One year later, not only have things failed to improve—they’ve grown worse. In fact, only a handful of VA executives have been removed from their job—and none fired for cause for the wait list scandal. Read article here: