EXECUTIVE ORDER TO BE SIGNED TO MAKE IT EASIER TO FIRE VA EMPLOYEES - April 25, 2017
Trump to Sign Executive Order Creating Office to Identify VA Employees to Fire
By Eric Katz, Government Executive
President Trump this week will sign an executive order to create a new office in the Veterans Affairs Department to increase employee accountability and protect whistleblowers, according to a White House official.
The order will establish the Office of Accountability and Whistleblower Protection within VA, which has for years taken heat from lawmakers and stakeholders for failing to quickly root out problematic employees. Details of the office and who will staff it were not made clear in advance of the signing, but the official said it will help VA Secretary David Shulkin “to discipline or terminate VA managers or employees who fail to carry out their duties in helping our veterans.”