VA Under Investigation For $100M In Conference Spending

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It looks like the party is over for VA officials going on lavish vacations for “training” purposes. We came across this today. NBC reported that the OIG has revealed an investigation into the VA for spending over $100,000,000 on training and conference trips. Meanwhile, the VA claims it is strapped when it comes to hiring veterans to adjudicate claims of other veterans. Over 2,000 more people could have been hired to work on the VA disability backlog with the money the VA overspent on trips and conferences. The Department of Veterans Affairs is being investigated by the Office of the Inspector General for allegedly spending millions on two human resources conferences held in Orlando last year.