VA Whistleblowers more likely to receive disciplinary actions. NPR article.

Link to news article

Link to GAO report

Report highlights include:

Whistleblowers were 10 times more likely than their peers to receive disciplinary action within a year of reporting misconduct.

The VA doesn’t always maintain required files and documents for adjudication, suggesting that employees may not have received due process.

Sixty-six percent of VA employees who filed formal complaints did not work for the VA the following year.

VA officials found guilty of misconduct sometimes received a lesser punishment than recommended or no punishment.

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