Weekend Warrior: Investigation Into VA Failures

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Weekend Warrior - Disabled Veterans

VA OIG just released its report on the massive spending fraud issue. It is titled:

Administrative Investigation, Misuse of Official Time and Resources and Failure to Properly Supervise, Office of Human Resources and Administration, Washington, DC.

Sounds juicy right? I will bet that you, being an American taxpayer, want to read what it says?

How stupid of you to think “they” would ever share real time information to us piddly taxpayers.

Just click on the link to see what happens. “Restricted Access.” Bullshit.

I’m hoping you guys can do some research over the weekend on this matter and some other issues on spending at the VA. Then, circle back around and start doing FOIA requests with the central office.

I think everyone is a little clueless about what is going on at the VA, and I’d like to get to the bottom of it with your help. This is the Weekend Warrior segment. It’s for all you veterans out there who are too busy during the week to tune in and research what’s going on with our government.

In this segment, I provide you with an overview of the issue and it’s your job to dig in and find that answers. Email me with what you find out or what you think should be done – benkrause (at) disabledveterans.org.

When you go to the VA OIG report above, this is what you get, a basic goose egg for information. I just sent out a FOIA to them to request the report.

The template for my FOIA request is below. Send your own FOIA to VA and VA OIG to get to the bottom of spending and other issues.

I still cannot believe they restricted this report. I thought they worked for the people.

Title:

Administrative Investigation, Misuse of Official Time and Resources and Failure to Properly Supervise, Office of Human Resources and Administration, Washington, DC

Report Number:

12-02503-151

Issue Date:

3/28/2013

City/State:

Washington, DC

VA Office:

Office of Human Resources and Administration

Report Author:

Office of Investigations

Report Type:

Administrative Investigation

Release Type:

Restricted

Summary:

Administrative Investigations Division issued a report titled: Administrative Investigation, Misuse of Official Time and Resources and Failure to Properly Supervise, Office of Human Resources and Administration, Washington, DC.

 

Ready, set, go!

Now it’s up to you this weekend to dig up some good intel. Here is the FOIA info from VA:

VA Freedom of Information Act Home Page

VA Veterans Benefits Administration FOIA Officers

VA Veterans Health Administration FOIA Officers

Here is a copy of the FOIA email I sent out today. I saw reference to the report on March 27 and it was released March 28.

Be sure to include your phone number and home mailing address for the VA to reach you. Also include some solid details on what you are looking for.

I have always been amazed at how powerful it can be to make a successful FOIA request. You really feel like you’re participating in history every time.

Good luck!

VA OIG FOIA - Human Resources Fraud

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