House Approves Legislation To Make it Easier for VA To Fire, Demote Underperforming Employees
This week, the House voted 256-170 to approve legislation (HR 1994) that would allow the Department of Veterans Affairs to fire or demote employees for underperformance. The bill comes after the department last year was embroiled in a scandal over wait times for veterans to access care and a subsequent cover-up.
- "House Passes Bill To Speed Up VA Employee Firings" (Marcos, The Hill, 7/29).
- "House Passes Bill To Streamline Firings, Demotions at VA" (Shastry, Washington Times, 7/29).