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Richard J. Griffin, Deputy Inspector General

Congressional Testimony - 9/17/2014

OIG Releases Acting Inspector General's Oral Statement Delivered Before the Committee on Veterans' Affairs United States House of Representatives Hearing on "Scheduling Manipulation and Veteran Deaths in Phoenix: Examination of the OIG's Final Report", September 17, 2014More

Richard J. Griffin, Deputy Inspector General

Congressional Testimony - 9/17/2014

Written Statement of Richard J. Griffin Acting Inspector General Office of Inspector General Department of Veterans Affairs Before The Committee On Veterans’ Affairs United States House Of Representatives Hearing On “Scheduling Manipulation And Veterans Deaths In More

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Statement from the Acting Inspector General

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

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

This is the final report addressing allegations of gross mismanagement of VA resources, criminal misconduct by senior leadership, systemic patient safety issues, and possible wrongful deaths at the Phoenix VA Health Care System. The OIG found patients at the Phoenix VA Health Care System experienced access barriers that adversely affected the quality of primary and specialty care provided for them. More

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Administrative Investigation, Conduct Prejudicial to the Government and Interference of a VA Official for the Financial Benefit of a Contractor, Veterans Health Administration, Procurement & Logistics Office, Washington, DC

The 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 OIG contract review, acted as an agent of FedBid Inc. in matters before...More

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Community Based Outpatient Clinic Summary Report — Evaluation of CBOC Cervical Cancer Screening and Results Reporting

The purpose of our systematic review of the Veterans Health Administration’s (VHA’s) Community Based Outpatient Clinics (CBOCs) was to evaluate for compliance with selected VHA requirements regarding cervical cancer screenings and results reporting. Our review focused on two components (1) whether women veterans, ages 23–64, received cervical cancer screening and...More

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Review of Alleged Data Manipulation at the Los Angeles VA Regional Office

On June 24, 2014, the Office of Inspector General received an anonymous allegation that Los Angeles VA Regional Office (VARO) management instructed staff to manipulate data to meet a Veterans Benefits Administration (VBA) claims processing timeliness goal. The complainant alleged that management told staff to update VBA’s electronic system to...More

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Former Federal Employee who Stole Government Property for Home Improvement Project

Supervisor at West Haven, CT, VAMC Who Had Employees Repair and VA Pay for Improvements to Her Residence Gets 6 Months Home Confinement, Community Service, and $15K Fine ...Read this press release

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OIG Monthly Highlights

Read about our top reports and investigations in July 2014...Read the Monthly Highlights

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Former Defense Department Employee Pleads Guilty to Carrying Out $2.5 Million Health Care Fraud

Veteran Who Was Employed by DOD in Germany Admits to Fraudulently Receiving $1.2M in VA Health Coverage ...Read this press release

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Four Indicted For Fraud Against Government Contracting Programs

Federal Grand Jury in Tennessee Returns Fraud Indictment in Scheme to Get Set-Aside Contracts Intended for Small Businesses and Veterans...Read this press release

Richard J. Griffin, Deputy Inspector General

Congressional Testimony - 9/9/2014

Statement of Richard J. Griffin Acting Inspector General Office of Inspector General Department of Veterans Affairs Before The Committee On Veterans’ Affairs United States Senate Hearing On “The State Of VA Healthcare” September 9, 2014 More

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