Job Security in Number One at the Veterans Administration. You would think that the health of veteran would be Job One. After allowing a scam to be run that cost the Veterans Administration untold dollars, the Chief of VA Benefits gets a slap on the wrist. The cost of the scams is of course deducted from the VA budget. That equates to poorer service for the veterans. In my book that is stealing from the veterans and is despicable. In all the uproar over poor to no service and veterans dying while awaiting medical care, you would think that punishments would be a lot more severe. Instead, these “Public Servants” only seem to want to serve themselves at the taxpayers expense.
Veterans Benefits Administration chief suspended in relocation scam:
WASHINGTON – The Department of Veterans Affairs is suspending the head of the Veterans Benefits Administration for allowing two lower-ranking officials to manipulate the agency’s hiring system for their own gain.
Deputy VA Secretary Sloan Gibson says acting VBA chief Danny Pummill will be suspended without pay for 15 days for his role in a relocation scam that has roiled the agency for months.
Pummill failed to exercise proper oversight as Kimberly Graves and Diana Rubens forced lower-ranking managers to accept job transfers and then stepped into the vacant positions themselves, keeping their senior-level pay while reducing their responsibilities, Gibson said Tuesday.