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  • Veterans (VA) Adverse Action Report

    What is the Veterans (VA) Adverse Action Report?

    Simply put, it is the actions taken by President Trump’s administration against the misconduct of 527 VA employees, that were fired, and the 727 disciplinary actions  taken for misconduct since Jan 20, 2017. ( A 26 PAGE LIST )

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    Click on the link to read the list

    The list does not include the employees’ names but shows their positions.

    Adverse Action Report – Department of Veterans Affairs

    https://www.va.gov/accountability/Adverse_Actions_Report.pdf

    8 hours ago – Adverse Actions Report July 3, 2017. Current as of July 3, 2017. Org / VISN. Position. Action Taken. Effective Date. NCA. Tractor Operator.

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    They almost got away with it!

    May 21, 2014 The Veteran’s Administration Scandal

    September 5, 2014  Department of Veterans Affairs Office of Inspector General (OIG)

    “THERE IS NO BASIS IN FACT TO SUPPORT THESE ALLEGATIONS”

    A report in today’s media questions the independence and integrity of the dedicated men and women who work in our organization.
    “THERE IS NO BASIS IN FACT TO SUPPORT THESE ALLEGATIONS”
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    Response to Baseless Allegations Regarding the ‘Phoenix Report’

    Acting Inspector General’s response to media coverage of baseless allegations on the independence and integrity of the Review of Alleged Patient Deaths, Patient Wait Times, and Scheduling Practices at the Phoenix VA Health Care System report.

    Department of Veterans Affairs
    Office of Inspector General
    September 5, 2014
    A Statement from the Acting VA Inspector General
    The VA Office of Inspector General undertakes reviews at the request of the
    Department’s leadership, Members of Congress,and many others. While they are all
    well within their rights to request a review, NO ONE has the right to dictate the outcome.
    A report in today’s media questions the independence and integrity of the dedicated men and women who work in our organization.
    “THERE IS NO BASIS IN FACT TO SUPPORT THESE ALLEGATIONS”
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    Statement from the Acting VA Inspector General

    Suggestions from the media and some Members of Congress that the OIG kept secret inappropriate scheduling practices at the Phoenix VA Health Care System are belied by nearly a decade of reporting by the Office of Inspector General. Read the Acting Inspector General’s statement; a chronology of OIG reporting, Keeping Congress and VA Secretary Informed: VA Office of Inspector General’s Reporting on Patient Wait Times from 2005-2014; and the 2008 memorandum of administrative investigation on altered wait times at the Phoenix VA Health Care System.

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    Response to Baseless Allegations Regarding the ‘Phoenix Report’

    Acting Inspector General’s response to media coverage of baseless allegations on the independence and integrity of the Review of Alleged Patient Deaths, Patient Wait Times, and Scheduling Practices at the Phoenix VA Health Care System report.

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    Questions and Answers on the Most Significant Aspects of the OIG’s ‘Phoenix’ Report

    Questions and Answers on the Review of Alleged Patient Deaths, Patient Wait Times, and Scheduling Practices at the Phoenix VA Health Care System

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    Indeed, they almost got away with it….

    SEP 4, 2015 – A new report by the VA Office of Inspector General (OIG) 

    The VA OIG press release reads in part:We also substantiated that employees incorrectly marked unprocessed applications as completed and possibly deleted 10,000 or more transactions over the past 5 years. Information security deficiencies, such as the lack of audit trails and system backups, limited our ability to review some issues fully and rule out data manipulation. Finally, we substantiated that the HEC identified over 11,000 unprocessed health care applications and about 28,000 other transactions in January 2013.

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    300,000 Veterans May Have Died Waiting For Care

    www.disabledveterans.org › Ben’s Blog

    SEP 4, 2015 – A new report by the VA Office of Inspector General (OIG)  confirmed whistleblower claims that 300000 veterans may have died while waiting for health care – one veteran waited for …

    The IG investigation focused on Veterans Health Administration’s Health Eligibility Center. This is part of the Chief Business Office that also manages fee basis, non-VA health care. The reported concluded the Chief Business Office has no effectively manages its business processes and data systems to ensure accuracy of data within the Enrollment System.

    This failure resulted in 307,000 entries for pending requests for health care where Social Security showed that the veteran died. Due to convenient limitations with how VA tallies various numbers, VA OIG was unable to conclusively determine if those 307,000 claims were also waiting for health care benefits

    The VA OIG press release reads in part:

    OIG also substantiated that pending records included entries for over 307,000 individuals reported as deceased by the Social Security Administration. Again because of data limitations, we could not determine how many pending records represent veterans who applied for health care benefits. We also substantiated that employees incorrectly marked unprocessed applications as completed and possibly deleted 10,000 or more transactions over the past 5 years. Information security deficiencies, such as the lack of audit trails and system backups, limited our ability to review some issues fully and rule out data manipulation. Finally, we substantiated that the HEC identified over 11,000 unprocessed health care applications and about 28,000 other transactions in January 2013. This backlog developed because the HEC did not adequately manage its workload and lacked controls to ensure entry of its workload into the enrollment system.

    Source: http://www.va.gov/oig/pubs/press-releases/VAOIG-WhistleblowerClaimsExtensivePersistentProbVetsHlthCER.pdf

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    SEP 4, 2015 – The new report by the VA Office of Inspector General (OIG) 

    Substantiated that the HEC identified over 11,000 unprocessed health care applications and about 28,000 other transactions in January 2013.

    And, they substantiated that employees incorrectly marked unprocessed applications as completed and possibly deleted 10,000 or more transactions over the past 5 years

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    SEP 4, 2015   DONALD J. TRUMP WITH  THE SUBSTANTIATED  BASIS IN FACT TO SUPPORT THESE VETERAN’S ABUSE  ALLEGATIONS”

    OCTOBER 27, 2015,  TRUMP SAID “I AM GOING TO PUT PRESSURE ON THE (DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS) LIKE YOU WOULDN’T BELIEVE,” ,  “AS PRESIDENT, I CAN GUARANTEE IT.

    FOUR DAYS LATER ON OCT 31, 2015 TRUMP DISCLOSED HIS PLAN TO REFORM THE VA… HE WOULD FIRE “THE CORRUPT AND INCOMPETENT VA EXECUTIVES WHO LET OUR VETERANS DOWN.”

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    ON JAN 20, 2017  PRESIDENT TRUMP AND HIS ADMINISTRATION HAD A 26 PAGE LIST. AND,  THEY STARTED FIRING“THE CORRUPT AND INCOMPETENT VA EXECUTIVES WHO LET OUR VETERANS DOWN.”

    AND, AS DISCLOSED TO THE PUBLIC ON JULY 7, 2017  527 VA EMPLOYEES HAVE BEEN FIRED, AND  727 DISCIPLINARY ACTIONS HAVE BEEN TAKEN FOR THEIR MISCONDUCT SINCE PRESIDENT TRUMP TOOK OFFICE .


  • Local Sequim L.E.A.D. Rally

    Law Enforcement Appreciation Day (L.E.A.D.)

    All of our partnering organizations welcome media outlets to cover this nationwide campaign in support of law enforcement.

    Jan. 10, 2015  After the fact comments. I did attend.

    After the fact questions?

    How did YOU find out about this?

    NEWS MEDIA?

    Friday is 1st National Law Enforcement Appreciation Day

    fox2now.com‎ – 2 days ago (Jan 5, 2015?)

    Local NEWS media?

    The Peninsula Daily News?

    The Sequim Gazette?

    Sequim Gazette Community Events, January 2015?

    The Forks Forum?

    KONP?

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    How did I find out about this?

    SOCIAL MEDIA

    In an email  Date: Sat, Jan 3, 2015 at 10:38 PM
    Subject: Law Enforcement Appreciation Day Rally, Friday, 01/09/15, Sequim, WA

    —– Original Message —– Sunday, January 04, 2015 10:03 AM

    Subject: Fwd: Law Enforcement Appreciation Day Rally, Friday, 01/09/15, Sequim, WA

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    Date: Sat, Jan 3, 2015 at 10:38 PM
    Subject: Law Enforcement Appreciation Day Rally, Friday, 01/09/15, Sequim, WA
    To:

    In keeping with the Fraternal Order of Police communication below, concerned citizens will be rallying on Friday, 01/09/15, between 12:00 noon and 2:00PM on the corners of Sequim Avenue and Washington Street in cosmopolitan downtown Sequim.

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    Jan. 10, 2015  My after ATTENDING comments

    It was a most unusual day (I had never rallied before)

    CAMARADERIE prevailed,   a sense of community, the COPS came and stayed, we were defined by the the company we were keeping and the signs that we carried. We were endorsed  and encouraged  by the HONKING OF HORNS, THE THUMBS UP  AND COMMENTS from  like minded law abiding  American citizens, We were all PROUD to be representing a our local community in a rally to support of law enforcement

    A Sequim Gazette reporter and photographer did show up at the rally.

    Of course I made a comment to them, it’s my personal sacrifice.

    I can hardly wait to see what the Sequim Gazette puts in print?

    Remember what the local reporters did with my “ECOLOGY SUCKS” comment?

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    Read more…

    Concerns of Police Survivors (C.O.P.S.)National Law Enforcement Appreciation Day (L.E.A.D.)

    A Non-Profit Organization · go to for comments 82,539 Likes

    · January 5 at 1:04pm ·

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    NEWS MEDIA

    Friday Jan. 9, 2015 marked National Law Enforcement Appreciation Day

    Posted: Jan 09, 2015 6:44 PM PST Updated: Jan 09, 2015 9:07 PM PST

    SCOTT COUNTY, MO (KFVS) – You may have noticed a lot of blue around Heartland cities on Friday, Jan. 9.

    Many joined in a nationwide effort to show support for law enforcement.

    Friday marks Law Enforcement Appreciation Day, or L-E-A-D.

    Americans were encouraged to show their support for police officers, and many took up that call in Scott County.

    Deputies were treated to breakfast and lunch by local businesses and schools.

    Recent findings show 780,000 Americans pin on a badge every day and go out to serve and protect.

    On average, between around 100 and 200 officers die in the line of duty each year.

    With recent months of polarizing events, pitting some citizens against police, law enforcement officials say this day of appreciation means a lot.

    “It was good. I mean a lot of times when people deal with us they don’t see the positive side of law enforcement sometimes,” said Senior Deputy Matt Scroggins with the Scott County Sheriff’s Office. “So it’s nice to know that people realize we’re not all bad guys.”

    Students also wrote thank you cards to officers which now hang at the sheriff’s office.

    Copyright 2015 KFVS. All rights reserved. 
    Read more: http://www.wsmv.com/story/27814199/friday-marked-national-law-enforcement-appreciation-day#ixzz3ORSV3RO6

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    NEWS MEDIA

    Friday is 1st National Law Enforcement Appreciation Day

    fox2now.com‎ – 2 days ago

    NEWS MEDIA

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) – Friday marks Law Enforcement Appreciation Day. The holiday …

    • See a police officer? Thank a police officer
    • Wear blue clothing in support of law enforcement
    • Send a card of support to your local police department or state agency
    • Share a positive story about a positive law enforcement experience on social media
    • Ask children in your community write letters in support of law enforcement
    • Participate in Project Blue Light. Proudly display your blue light in support of law enforcement.
    • ORGANIZE AN EVENT OR A RALLY IN SUPPORT OF YOUR LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS
    • ADVERTISE YOUR SUPPORT THROUGH LOCAL MEDIA outlets/billboards
    • Post the public service announcement supplied by C.O.P.S. to your law enforcement’s webpage or social media pages

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    Google

    LAW ENFORCEMENT APPRECIATION DAY RALLY, FRIDAY, 01/09/15, SEQUIM, WA

    UNBELIEVABLE…FIVE RESULTS?

    5 RESULTS (0.20 SECONDS) ( Local news media? social media?)

    SOCIAL MEDIA

    Behind My Back | NYPD Shooting Consequences

    www.behindmyback.org/2015/01/05/nypd-shooting-consequences/

    5 days ago – Subject: LAW ENFORCEMENT APPRECIATION DAY RALLY, FRIDAY, 01/09/15, SEQUIM, WA. —————————————————————-.

    Behind My Back | GettIng YOU STARTED

    www.behindmyback.org/category/getting-you-started/

    5 days ago – Subject: LAW ENFORCEMENT APPRECIATION DAY RALLY, FRIDAY, 01/09/15, SEQUIM, WA. —————————————————————-.

    Behind My Back

    www.behindmyback.org/

    4 days ago – Subject: LAW ENFORCEMENT APPRECIATION DAY RALLY, FRIDAY, 01/09/15, SEQUIM, WA.

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    NEWS MEDIA

    UnionActive Newswire Headlines – IBEW Local 89

    www.ibew89.org/?zone=/unionactive/unionactive_newswire.cfm

    01/09/15 – Greater Kansas City AFL-CIO …. For more information on National Law Enforcement Appreciation Day, please click here to watch the public service …

    The National Fraternal Order of Police has partnered with C.O.P.S. and law enforcement associations across America on a National Law Enforcement Appreciation Day scheduled for

    January 9th, 2015. Please share this information with members in your states.

    In light of recent negativity directed toward law enforcement nationally, there is a need to show law enforcement officers that our citizens recognize the difficult and sometimes impossible career they have chosen, in public service to us all.

    Can you imagine going to work each day and wondering if you’ll survive your shift and see your family that night? Most people can’t. But in law enforcement, this is a fact of life. Each day 780,000 police officers across our country put a badge on and go to work knowing they may face extremely dangerous situations. Yet, they go to work anyway. Being a law enforcement officer is not just a job, it is a calling. The pay is low, the hours can be terrible, and there is sometimes little appreciation for what you do. Yet, they do it anyway.

    What the public doesn’t see is the lengths law enforcement takes to keep our communities safe. On average, between 105 and 203 officers die in the line of duty each year, 50,000 officers are assaulted in the line of duty each year, 14,000 officers are injured in the line of duty each year, and over 300 officers commit suicide each year. There is no other profession in the world, except possibly the military, where you will find these kinds of statistics.

    Being a law enforcement officer truly is an impossible job. You must be professional, courteous, caring and yet be ready to protect the public at all times. You must be prepared to make life and death decisions at a moment’s notice. You take an amazing amount of abuse at times, but have to view this abuse as just “part of the job.” You do not have the liberty to express your emotions during many situations.

    Law enforcement officers play such an integral part in our society; without them, chaos would reign. Have you ever thought about what you would do if you were in trouble – a car accident, a home invasion, an assault – and you did not have someone to call for help? No matter how much abuse law enforcement takes, they continue to do their job, and do it well. They are the guardians of our way of life and they deserve our support.

    On January 9th, we call our nation’s citizens to action in support of law enforcement. Those citizens who appreciate law enforcement and are discouraged about the negative attention being given, are encouraged take time on Friday, January 9th to show their support. Support can be shown in a number of ways:

    • Change your profile picture on social media to the .jpg image at the beginning of this proposal
    • See a police officer? Thank a police officer
    • Wear blue clothing in support of law enforcement
    • Send a card of support to your local police department or state agency
    • Share a positive story about a positive law enforcement experience on social media
    • Ask children in your community write letters in support of law enforcement
    • Participate in Project Blue Light. Proudly display your blue light in support of law enforcement.
    • Organize an event or a rally in support of your law enforcement officers
    • Advertise your support through local media outlets/billboards
    • Post the public service announcement supplied by C.O.P.S. to your law enforcement’s webpage or social media pages

    All of our partnering organizations welcome media outlets to cover this nationwide campaign in support of law enforcement.

    Please also see this link to a PSA you can also feel free to post or send to your members: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uK-0UvwasUc

    Patrick Yoes
    National Secretary