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.
Review of Alleged Patient Deaths, Patient Wait Times, and Scheduling Practices at the Phoenix VA Health Care System
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- Questions and Answers on the most significant aspects of the OIG’s report.
- Acting Inspector General's Oral Statement and Written Statement delivered before the House Committee On Veterans’ Affairs, September 17, 2014.
- Acting Inspector General's response to media coverage of baseless allegations on independence and integrity of the report.
Chairman Runyan and Ranking Member Titus, thank you for the opportunity to discuss the results of the Office of Inspector General’s (OIG) work related to the Veterans Benefits Administration (VBA). We will focus on previously issued reports regarding the Philadelphia VA Regional Office (VARO), as well as recent situations that have come to our attention through the VA OIG Hotline and directly from current and former VARO employees. I am accompanied today by Nora Stokes, Director, OIG Bay Pines Benefits Inspection Division; Al Tate, Audit Manager, Atlanta Audit Division; and Jeffrey Myers, Benefits Inspector, San Diego Benefits Inspection Division.
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OIG Monthly Highlights
Read about our top reports and investigations in September 2014 ADMINISTRATIVE INVESTIGATIONS Senior VA Procurement Official Pressured Contracting Staff To Give Preference in Reverse Auction Services Task Order The Veterans Health Administration (VHA) Deputy Chief Procurement Officer engaged in conduct prejudicial to the Government, a conflict of interest, improperly disclosed non-public VA information, misused her position and VA resources, engaged in a prohibited personnel practice, interfered with a VA Office of Inspector General (OIG) contract review, acted as an agent of FedBid, Inc. in matters before the Government, and did not testify freely and honestly. Additionally, in order to financially benefit FedBid, Inc., the employee, along with a close personal friend and FedBid, Inc. executives, willfully and improperly acted to thwart a VA official in his oversight duties associated with VA's procurement operations. Together they took significant measures to disrupt and deprive VA's right to transact official business honestly and impartially, free from improper and undue influence.
A Department of Veterans Affairs Official and Durable Medical Equipment Vendor Charged with Health Care Fraud
OIG Investigation Leads to Fraud Charges Against Former W. Palm Beach VAMC Prosthetics Chief and Medical Supplier
Virginia Executive Indicted For Fraudulently Receiving Confidential Information About VA Construction Projects
OIG, FBI Investigation Leads to 23-Count Indictment for Construction Contractor Who Conspired To Defraud VA