Bill would allow VA to replace senior officials found responsible for mismanagement and mistreatment of veterans
WASHINGTON, D.C.—U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar cosponsored bipartisan legislation to boost accountability at the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). The bill would help bring accountability to the system and better serve veterans by allowing the VA to replace senior officials found responsible for mismanagement and mistreatment of veterans.
“Our veterans deserve the best health care. The systemic problems we’ve seen at the VA are completely inexcusable and need to be fixed immediately so that we can restore the trust of our veterans,” Klobuchar said. “By making it easier to replace senior VA officials found responsible for mismanagement, this bipartisan bill will help bring greater accountability to the system and ensure that our veterans have access to the care they need and deserve on a timely basis.”
The VA Management Accountability Act of 2014 would authorize the VA to remove any employee of the Department from a Senior Executive Service position upon determining the employee’s performance warrants removal. The bill requires the VA to notify the House and Senate Veterans' Affairs committees within 30 days after removal.