Only in a government job can you majorly screw up, receive a paid leave, and then return to your position.
You would think that these employees would have some kind of remorse. You would think.
AZCentral.com reports that Lance Robinson and Brad Curry, two Department of Veterans Affairs administrators in Phoenix, will return to work Monday, 19 months after they were put on paid leave and given termination notices. They were suspended at the outset of a crisis over delayed patient care.
Concerned Veterans for America (CVA) Legislative and Political Director Dan Caldwell said the VA “has shown that it does not take accountability, or Congress, seriously” by allowing Robinson and Curry to return to work. He said the message sent to the public is that the agency is protecting its own instead of helping veterans.
Robinson and Curry have declined interview requests since they were placed on suspension. Since May 2014, they’ve received hundreds of thousands of dollars in pay and benefits while not working.
Robinson and Curry were the subject of internal probes to determine their “knowledge, involvement and culpability” in patient-scheduling fraud and retaliation against whistleblowers.
Read all of the disgusting details here.
- Veterans still facing major medical delays at VA hospitals
- VA reportedly paid $142M in bonuses last year
- Seattle VA office lost records; veterans told benefits ending
- Obama’s VA shredded veterans’ disability claims
- Nearly One-Third Of 847,000 Vets With Pending Applications For VA Health Care Already Died
- Veterans’ bodies left to rot in L.A. morgue
- VA claims living veteran is dead, sends burial check, cuts benefits
- 179% increase in backlog of veterans disability claims under Obama
- Empty promise: Michelle Obama’s campaign to end veteran homelessness
- FBI launches criminal investigation into VA scandal; Senate passes bill to fix problem
- Phoenix VA hospital changed records to make patients who’d died waiting for treatment appear alive
- Veterans die while waiting for MONTHS to see a doctor at VA hospitals
- Vet Finally Gets VA Doctor’s Appointment – 2 Years After He Died
- Veterans facing long wait times to schedule doctor appointments