Data Availability, Information Quality, Accountability...

What information and high-value data should we provide to make our agency more accountable, improve public knowledge of our work, and create economic opportunity? How can we make information and data available in a timely and accessible manner?

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Submitted by (@retiredmcpo)

VAMC NEEDS TO RESPOND TO TRAVEL VOUCHER SENT FROM CBOCS

There are actuall two issues here. The first deals with getting the Charlie Norwood VAMC to respond to a veteran who has submitted a travel voucher from a CBOC. My experience has been that a veteran has to call the VAMC to find out the status of the request. If the veteran isn't eligible for travel pay then Charlie Norwood VAMC should notify the veteran and tell him/her why the request was denied. Actually, I believe ...more »

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Submitted by (@deweywong)

Transparency

Let us see the performance ratings of the VA doctors. The facility medical directors need to do a better job of evaluating physicians and need to be held accountable for the poor performers they allow to continue providing substandard care. Show us the ratings to assure us that quality is being measured and delivered.

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Submitted by (@jjt1953)

Laws & Requirements for Veterans & especially Disabled Veterans

Why don't OPM follow-up on the Laws, Requirements, etc that are presently in place. Examples would be 38USC Section 4214, 5CFR Part 720 Subpart C, etc. Why is it that people who are neither a Veteran nor a Disabled Veteran are over seeing these Laws, Requirements, etc? In most cases these people are from another EEO Group and when asking questions on Veterans and Disabled Veterans Laws, Requirements, etc are being ...more »

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Submitted by (@james.blankenship1)

Do you know what research is being done at your VA?

I would like to see a link from our VA Intranet homepage to a site that tells what research is being done at each VA, with the title of the study, name of the P.I. and contact information. It is hard for the public and clinicians to find out about what research is being done, how to get involved, or who to contact. Having a link may improve involvement, which in turn will raise the quality and quantity of research coming ...more »

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Submitted by (@lermaj)

POST 9/11 GI Bill lack of Information shame on Veterans Affairs

Greetings My name is Jimmy Lerma, On September 11 2001, I was in recruit training for the United States Marine Corps (USMC). We were informed of the tragedy that accrued that day but were unable to see any outside news until the following sunday. In Feb 2003 my unit and I were deployed to Iraq, I returned home from Iraq on June 22 one month earlier than my unit due to the death of my grandmother, the women that ...more »

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Submitted by (@peterl)

Making VA medical information available to community doctors

Five million vets have access to the best medical records system in the world, but community docs can't access veterans' VA medical records. 1) create a portal for community docs using any flavor of VistA to look at/log into a vet's records (with appropriate permission), so every treating doc can use the same record. 2) create a portal to popHealth http://projectpophealth.org/index.html so community doctors using ...more »

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Submitted by (@patrickdodd)

Stop discriminating against women veterans

Jennifer C. Schingle wrote on a subject I previously phoned Peter DeFazio about, that is the higher burden of proof women veterans have relative to their male counterparts filing disability claims. Fusing on PTSD as a result of combat exposure and military sexual trauma (MST). Although the VA regulations regarding disability benefits for PTSD are gender neutral as written, they have a disparate impact on female veterans. ...more »

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Submitted by (@smallrevolution)

stop denying justified claims

In litigating with veterans, the government more often than not takes a position that is substantially unjustified...70 percent of the time...that is the denial was unjustified, thus the V.A. has to pay the veterans' attorneys fees. Now, as many veterans do not challenge a denial it is estimated that as many as 90% of of the decisions made by the Board of Veterans Appeals are not very good. Not only did they wrongly ...more »

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