29 Jun '15, 7pm

VA Deputy Sec insists even without firings, accountability push is making a difference

Deputy Veteran Affairs Secretary Sloan Gibson said he understands lawmakers' frustrations with VA workers who retire or resign before administrative reviews are completed. (Photo: Alex Wong/Getty Images) 186 CONNECT 29 TWEET LINKEDIN 4 COMMENT EMAIL MORE The Veterans Affairs Department's top deputy is confident that his months of accountability efforts are helping to clean up operations throughout the agency, even if firings have been fewer than what most outsiders have wanted. Sloan Gibson, who served as acting VA secretary for two months after Eric Shinseki resigned last summer, said he understands lawmakers' frustrations with VA workers who retire or resign before administrative reviews are completed. But he also said he does not think that sends a bad message to other employees. "People see these investigations, and they'll tell you these investigations are unpleasant,...

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