Recent Podcasts

Produced by the VA OIG the podcast features staff interviews that provide context and perspective for a better understanding of the OIG's oversight work.

Episode 20180710-19: VA OIG June 2018 Highlights

Highlights of the VA OIG’s oversight activities for June 2018.

Episode 20180614-18: OIG Determination of Veterans Health Administration’s Occupational Staffing Shortages for Fiscal Year 2018

Subject matter experts Sami O’Neill, Dr. Robert Yang, and Nathan McClafferty discuss the OIG’s latest OIG Determination of Veterans Health Administration’s Occupational Staffing Shortages report. The report identifies self-reported gaps in clinical and nonclinical occupations at VA medical centers. The report also identifies challenges to meeting staffing goals and recommends development of a new staffing model that identifies and prioritizes staffing needs at the national level while supporting flexibility at the facility.

Episode 20180607-17: Semiannual Report to Congress October 1, 2017 - March 31, 2018

Inspector General Michael Missal discusses the OIG’s latest Semiannual Report to Congress that chronicles the OIG’s oversight of the Department of Veterans’ Affairs between October 1, 2017, through March 31, 2018.

Episode 20180531-16: VA OIG May 2018 Highlights

Highlights of the VA OIG’s oversight activities for May 2018.

Episode 20180514-15: Assessment of VA Protocols for Traumatic Brain Injury Compensation and Pension Examinations

Dr. Terri Julian, Dr. Robert Yang, and Ms. Sami ONeill discuss the findings and recommendations in the OIG’s Healthcare Inspection—Review of Montana Board of Psychologists Complaint and Assessment of VA Protocols for Traumatic Brain Injury Compensation and Pension Examinations.

Episode 20180503-14: VA OIG April 2018 Highlights

Highlights of the VA OIG’s oversight activities for April 2018.

Episode 20180402-13: VA OIG March 2018 Highlights

Highlights of the VA OIG’s oversight activities for March 2018.

Episode 20180313-12: Audit of Medical Support Assistant Workforce Management at the Phoenix VA Health Care System

Dr. Irene Barnett, Director of the Bedford, Massachusetts, OIG Audit Operations Division, discusses the findings and recommendations in the OIG’s Audit of Medical Support Assistant Workforce Management at the Phoenix VA Health Care System.

Episode 20180228-11: VA OIG February 2018 Highlights

Highlights of the VA OIG’s oversight activities for February 2018.

Episode 20180222-10: Management of Disruptive and Violent Behavior in Veterans Health Administration Facilities

Julie Watrous, Director of the Healthcare Inspections Quality Improvement Program, discusses the finding in the OIG’s report – Management of Disruptive and Violent Behavior in Veterans Health Administration Facilities.

Episode 20180201-9: VA OIG January 2018 Highlights

Highlights of the VA OIG’s oversight activities for January 2018.

Episode 20180125-8: Healthcare Inspection Patient Mental Health Care Issues at a Veterans Integrated Network 16 Facility

Deputy Assistant Inspector General for Healthcare Inspections Dr. Julie Kroviak and Senior Physician Dr. Alan Mallinger discuss the findings of the Healthcare Inspection – Patient Mental Health Care Issues at a Veterans Integrated Service Network 16 Facility.

Episode 20171231-7: VA OIG December 2017 Highlights

Highlights of the VA OIG’s oversight activities for December 2017.

Episode 20171206-6: VA OIG November 2017 Highlights

Highlights of the VA OIG’s oversight activities for November 2017.

Episode 20171128-5: VA OIG Semiannual Report to Congress, April 1 to September 30, 2017.

Inspector General Michael Missal discusses the OIG’s latest Semiannual Report to Congress that chronicles the OIG’s oversight of the Department of Veterans’ Affairs between April 1 and September 30, 2017. Pursuant to Public Law (P.L.) 95-452, Inspector General Act of 1978, as amended, this report presents the results of the OIG’s accomplishments during the reporting period April 1, 2017–September 30, 2017.