16 Apr '18, 2pm

VA News Release: VA Takes Decisive Actions to Move off GAO High-Risk List

Reducing ambiguity and red tape . Eliminated outdated policy documents. VA has already purged more than 235 expired directives and 85 percent of all outdated manuals. Eliminating bureaucracy and streamlining decision making . VA has reduced central office staff positions by 10 percent and consolidated its policy and operations functions in mental health, primary care, and geriatrics to improve support to field activities and Veteran-facing services. These restructuring actions allow VA to become more efficient by pushing decision rights to the lowest appropriate level. Strengthening internal oversight and accountability . The Veterans Health Administration (VHA) established the Office of Integrity to consolidate its compliance, ethics, and oversight programs under a single executive, and moved swiftly to establish an internal audit function and associated governance commit...

Full article: https://www.va.gov/opa/pressrel/pressrelease.cfm?id=4038

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