Trump Drain the (SES) Veteran’s Swamp
DRAIN THE WA DC SWAMP OF THE UNTOUCHABLE SENIOR EXECUTIVES (SES) IN THE VETERAN’S ADMINISTRATION.
TRUMP VOWED TO PROTECT OUR AMERICAN VETERAN’S, UNFORTUNATELY THERE ARE AT LEAST 300 OF THESE CORRUPT UNTOUCHABLES STILL IN “CAREER POSITIONS” IN THE VETERANS ADMINISTRATION
STEVE BANNON HAS BEEN APPOINTED AS TRUMP’S CHIEF STRATEGIST.
WHAT IS STEVE’S STRATEGY TO REMOVE THESE UNTOUCHABLE (SES) SENIOR EXECUTIVES FROM THE VETERAN’S ADMINISTRATION SWAMP?
WHAT IS THE SCHEME, WHICH IMPAIRS THE PRESIDENT’S ABILITY TO SUPERVISE THE EXECUTION OF THE FEDERAL CIVIL SERVICE LAWS?
“SECTION 707 THUS VESTS A FEDERAL EMPLOYEE WITH THE FINAL AUTHORITY
UNREVIEWABLE BY ANY POLITICALLY ACCOUNTABLE OFFICER OF THE EXECUTIVE BRANCH
— to determine whether to uphold the removal of a [Department of Veterans Affairs], which includes the power to overrule the decision of a Cabinet-level officer,” she wrote. “That scheme, which impairs the President’s ability to supervise the execution of the federal civil service laws, is inconsistent with the Appointments Clause.”
THERE IS NO PLACE IN THE PRESIDENT TRUMP’S GOVERNMENT AGENDA FOR THIS BEHIND OUR BACKS BEHIND CLOSED DOORS UNTOUCHABLES, (SES) SENIOR EXECUTIVES, CORRUPT, LAYER OF POWER AND GREED IN THE VETERAN’S ADMINISTRATION OR ANY OTHER BRANCH OF AMERICA’S GOVERNMENT.
History is a reminder…
Do you remember the Veteran’s Administration scandal?
When none of us had ever heard of the SENIOR EXECUTIVES (SES)?
May 30, 2014
HOW UNTOUCHABLE WERE THE VA (SES) SENIOR EXECUTIVES?
HOW MANY (SES) SENIOR EXECUTIVES GOT FIRED FOR THIS ATROCITY?
SEP 3, 2015 – WASHINGTON – More than 300,000 American military veterans likely died while waiting for health care — and nearly twice as many are still waiting — according to a new Department of Veterans Affairs inspector general report. The IG report says “serious” problems with …
ACCORDING TO THE APRIL 22, 2015 NEW YORK TIMES, THE ACTUAL NUMBER IS: ZERO.
As the Times recalls, soon after the “Sixty heads rolled!” headlines were written, the Department of Veterans Affairs backpedaled and said that only 14 people had actually been removed. THAT WAS A LIE, TOO.
AS SO OFTEN IN THE OBAMA YEARS, IT FELL TO A COMMITTEE OF CONGRESSIONAL REPUBLICANS TO FLOG THE TRUTH OUT OF THE ADMINISTRATION, AND IT TOOK MONTHS OF EFFORT:
The documents given this month to the House Committee on Veterans Affairs, which provided them to The New York Times, show
THAT THE DEPARTMENT PUNISHED A TOTAL OF EIGHT OF ITS 280,000 EMPLOYEES FOR INVOLVEMENT IN THE SCANDAL.
One was fired, one retired in lieu of termination, one’s termination is pending, and five were reprimanded or suspended for up to two months.
The only person fired was the director of the Phoenix hospital, Sharon Helman, who technically was removed not for her role in the manipulation of waiting lists but for receiving “inappropriate gifts,” according to the department.
In a statement released Wednesday night, the department did not dispute the numbers released by the committee, but said that more than 100 other employees were facing disciplinary action.
OVER A YEAR AND A HALF LATER as of OCTOBER 28, 2016 there were still over 300 UNTOUCHABLE (SES) Senior Executives STILL EMPLOYED BY the Veteran’s Administration AND VA senior executives still collecting bonuses of over $10,000.00 a year
Oct 30, 2016 – October 31, 2016. 54 … She received a bonus of $9,120 in January 2016. … /
Apr 3, 2016 –
Two years after the scandal emerged over phony waiting lists for patients at the Department of Veterans Affairs facility in Phoenix, the department is still beset with problems ranging from fresh accusations of falsified waiting lists to a system-wide failure to discipline wrongdoing.
“The VA is still struggling with a lack of accountability, an inability to properly manage a budget rapidly approaching $200 billion, and a failure to provide veterans with timely access to care and benefits,” said John Cooper, a spokesman for Concerned Veterans for America. “The VA is broken, and if we want veterans to be assured of a VA that works, we need to systemically reform it.”
Employee discipline has become an embarrassment. Even in the rare cases where VA management does punish employees, the agency is being thwarted by union-backed civil service rules.
For example, a VA employee in Puerto Rico was reinstated with back pay last month after she was fired upon being arrested for armed robbery. She pleaded guilty, but her union got her job back by arguing in a grievance that a VA manager at the facility is a registered sex offender and another VA hospital manager was once arrested for drunken driving and found in possession of pain pills.
In Alexandria, Louisiana, a VA nursing assistant is still awaiting trial on manslaughter charges in the death of a 70-year-old Air Force veteran in 2013. Hospital officials initially called the veteran’s death an accident, but a coroner determined the veteran died from blunt force trauma to the head.
AS SO OFTEN IN THE OBAMA YEARS, CONGRESS WAS A SPINELESS FLOP
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JUN 17, 2016 – VA no longer using expedited SES firing authority after Justice decision … This was in response to the committee’s inquiry over whether the department planned to … Under the Choice Act for example, VA executives can appeal to an … “Two years ago, veterans were forced to wait too long for care because …
The bottom line
As John Cooper, a spokesman for Concerned Veterans for America said. “The VA is broken, and if we want veterans to be assured of a VA that works, we need to systemically reform it.”
To be continued…..
The Untouchables (SES) Senior Executives