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VA whistle-blowers complain of 'retaliation' at troubled agency
VA whistle-blowers complain of 'retaliation' at troubled agency

Veterans Affairs workers who complained to supervisors about quality of care, time-card fraud, mismanagement and excessive spending told lawmakers Tuesday that they faced a "culture of retaliation" that discouraged whistle-blowing in the long-troubled agency. At a hearing held by the House Veterans’ Affairs Committee, several workers said their complaints about the VA's deficiencies were met with demotions, involuntary administrative leave, false accusations and unexplained withholding of pay. “There exists a cancer within [VA] leadership,” said Dr. Christian Head, associate director and chief of staff of legal and quality assurance for the Greater Los...

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