30 Jun '15, 8pm

VA IG announces retirement amid criticism

VA IG announces retirement amid criticism

Richard J. Griffin, acting inspector general for the Department of Veterans Affairs, testifies at a House Committee on Veterans Affairs hearing on the Phoenix VA report. Carlos Bongioanni/Stars and Stripes Related VA whistleblowers urging Obama to fire inspector general A group of whistleblowers from Veterans Affairs facilities across the country is calling for the replacement of interim VA Inspector General Richard Griffin, arguing in a letter to President Barack Obama that the VA's chief watchdog is "unable to fulfill the responsibilities and duties" of the job. $43.1 million intended for veterans sat unspent for 3 years, auditors find For three years, more than $43 million the Department of Veterans Affairs had set aside to inform veterans about their benefits sat in an account, not a penny spent, until an agency financial manager happened to notice. Whistleblowers unit...

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