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It Will Get Worse Before It Gets Better.
WASHINGTON, DC - - - NOV. 3, 2015. [From the editions of THE WASHINGTON POST] The Department of Veterans Affairs has suspended a relocation program used by two senior executives to obtain more than $400,000 in questionable moving expenses and moved to discipline the officials, a senior agency leader said Monday. Danny Pummill, acting undersecretary for benefits, told lawmakers on the House Veterans’ Affairs Committee that VA is “doing a relook at moving programs throughout the agency” and reconsidering how it promotes and transfers senior executives, “so everything is being done for the right reasons.” [Senior executives abused their positions to get plum jobs and perks, watchdog says] “We weren’t paying attention to everything we should have been paying attention to,” Pummill said. “We need to do a better job of that.” Congress is investigating the executives for allegedly abusing their positions to get plum jobs and perks, part of a pattern of unjustified moving incentives and transfers identified by VA’s watchdog. The committee subpoenaed Pummill, the executives and the two lowerranking regional benefits managers they forced to accept job transfers against their will, according to investigators. But the executives, Diana Rubens and Kimberly Graves, refused to testify, telling the committee they were asserting their Fifth Amendment rights under the Constitution to protect themselves against selfincrimination. [Lawmakers demand answer from VA on “shockingly unethical misuse of funds" by executives] Rubens, director of the Philadelphia regional office for the Veterans Benefits Administration, and Graves, director of the St. Paul, Minn., regional office for the VBA, face possible criminal prosecution.
Pummill said their punishment for administrative misconduct will be one of the first cases handled under a new law that speeds up dismissals and other discipline against VA senior executives, who now have far fewer appeal rights than they once did. Pummill replaced Allison Hickey, who was forced to resign after the report by the inspector general’s office recommended VA take administrative action against her for poor oversight of the relocation program. [Relocation program for executives should be scrutinized across government, watchdog says] He declined to say what action the agency is taking against Rubens and Graves, who kept their salaries of $181,497 and $173,949, respectively, even though the new positions they took had less responsibility, overseeing a fraction of the employees at lower pay levels. Between salary increases and relocation expenses, the VBA spent $1.8 million to reassign 23 senior executives from fiscal 2013 to fiscal 2015, investigators found. In all but two cases, the new jobs came with pay raises, despite a White Houseimposed freeze on senior executives’ pay — and a widely publicized ban on bonuses stemming from a backlog of outstanding claims for disability benefits. “VA exists for veterans, not for itself or the unjust enrichment of its senior employees,” the committee’s chairman, Rep. Jeff Miller (RFla.), said of the scheme.
Acting inspector general Linda Halliday disclosed in September that Rubens and Graves “inappropriately used their positions of authority for personal and financial benefit” when they forced lowerranking officials to transfer out of their positions and then filled the vacancies themselves. Pummill said the agency has suspended its relocation program pending a review of how effectively it’s being monitored. The program, run by the General Services Administration, pays private contractors a 27 percent fee to sell homes of senior executives who switch jobs. But it is supposed to be used only rarely for hardtofill jobs; Rubens and Graves sought out their new assignments. Linda Halliday told the committee that while VA should make multiple changes to its transfer and relocation programs for senior executives, the most critical change will be ensuring that those who abused the program are punished. “What about the culture change?” Rep. Dan Benishek (RMich.) asked Pummell. His response was candid. “It’s devastating that the senior leaders are not held as accountable as the lowest people in the organization,” he said, acknowledging VA’s persistent problems with morale. He said Sloan Gibson, the agency’s second in command, “understands that we have an accountability problem.” “We pay out of a lot of money,” Pummill said. “We have to be accountable to the Congress of the United States.”
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December 7, 2016 »» Your News is Faker than Our News, So There!
James Kirkpatrick has recently and so cogently observed the bleeding obvious : it is not a double standard but THE STANDARD, which is fully operative in American politics today. On the order of Orwell, THE STANDARD is always four legs (Democrats) good, two legs (REPUBLICANS) bad. It is the moronic, babbled nursery rhyme of a child-like and befuddled hive mind that masquerades as strict adherence to profound logic. Look into Rachel Maddow's eyes - - - there is no there, there!Dec. 6, 2016 »» Democrats Confused : Why Does ½ The Country Hate Us?
December 3, 2016 » Trump & Dreams of Venus . . .
After the unexpected election results of November 8th and the baited anticipation of January 20th to come, some of the clubbers have reported having weird dreams. It has been a bruising campaign and it has proven to be an exhausting one - - - so weird dreams are to be expected.Dec. 1, 2016 »» A Talmudic Expert Speaks . . .
Perhaps the weirdest is reported here (extraneous comment is purposely kept to a minimum) :
Venus Williams offered to double my delivery man's salary if I would become the chief bodyguard of her shop. It was an offer I could not refuse, not only because the money was good but because, most all, I took a shine to Miss Williams immediately ("Miss Williams" was what the Korean Illegal Aliens in the shop called her).
We talked about many things. Her favorite old timey movie was Elvira Madigan. She thinks that Negros and Swedes have an awful lot in common but for the fact that Negroes speak English and Swedes speak Swedish. We mostly talked about the universe and mankind's place in it when not quoting dialogue from Elvira Madigan.
Every time Home Land Security raids her place, looking for Illegal Koreans, I wake up but I always wake up refreshed for having spent sleepy time with Venus Williams! I can't wait to go to bed each night and meet Venus Williams again in my dreams! I'm afraid that when Trump takes the oath of office on January 20th my dreams of Venus Williams will cease. Should I see a psychiatrist to keep my dreams coming uninterrupted after January 20th? I'd do anything to keep them coming on a regular basis!
(And "The Girls" Do All the Talking!)Nov. 28, 2016 »» Hillary : When They Go Low . . .
(funny, her tits don't look Jewish!)
We Go High!
Nov. 26, 2016 »» She Who Counts the Ballots Last Always Wins!
HILLARY MIGHT NOT NEED THAT
BLANKET PARDON AFTER ALL!
November 26, 2016 »» Recount! Recount!
On November 8th, an Illegal Alien, using the preposterous name of Karl Marx, voted for Hillary Clinton 2,603 times, stealing New Hampshire from Trump. On the same day 53,678 dead people and lunatics voted for Hillary in Minnesota - - - otherwise the state would have easily gone Trump. They had one home address in St. Paul : THE ACME CEMETERY CORP. and another was the location of THE XYZ INSANE ASYLUM in Minneapolis.Nov. 26, 2016 »» Rocky de La Fuente Could Sure Use 10 Million Bucks!
Didn't Dr. Freud write a whole book about the process of projection and how the mentally ill make it work for themselves in national elections in which they have failed to change the final result, no matter how much they tried?
. . . and he would put it to good use! Jill Stein, failed Green Party candidate in the 2016 presidential election, has been handed 10 million dollars byNovember 25, 2016 »» Do No Harm?
Detective Club of Jersey City is of the opinion that the time is now ripe for Rocky de La Fuente to emerge from the shadows. Trump lost Nevada to Mrs. Clinton by about 25,000 votes (46%-48%). The Harry Reid machine in Nevada had knocked the Green Party off the General Election ballot, fearing that a Jill Stein candidacy would draw votes away from Mrs. Clinton and thus throw Nevada into the Trump column. Rocky de La Fuente, you received only 2,541 examples of the Nevada election-franchise but you can demand a recount! Folks, Rocky de La Fuente could sure use 10 million bucks! Let the glorious principles of ballot integrity march forward with neither let nor hindrance!
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