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Do The Right Thing & Mailgate


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“On October 22, 2008, the New York State Division of Veterans' Affairs held a Counselor Refresher Training Seminar at Stewart Air National Guard Base in Newburgh, NY. Early in the meeting a New York VARO representative, who gave his name as John B., said problems found by VAOIG were improper entry dates on documents and improper procedures. John B. stated 20,000 pieces of mail were not opened and paperwork files were not collated or properly attended to. Apparently, this had been going on for some time.”

Source :http://www.vawatchdog.org/08/nf08/nfoct08/nf102708-1.htm

Larry Scott said it all this morning:

"And, it's time for more VA employees to come forward with information to help the VBA and VAOIG, and the veterans they serve. Can one person make a difference? Remember, this entire shredder scandal story started with just one VA employee in Detroit who cared enough to do the right thing."

Doing the right thing is what will help resolve this problem.

VBA employees are actually posting on the comment section at Watchdog and other vets sites-anonymously-

while I applaud their willingness to confirm what we claimants have known for years-and of course who really knows if they are a RO employee or not-

it is nice to have our concerns supported but it is the VA OIG who needs to know what RO employees know.

The unsung hero of this whole story is a Detroit VARO employee who

had enough and was brave enough to come forward.

He stood up for everyone of us- whatever RO we deal with-

and he stood up for the yet to be disabled by service men and women-who are in the Military now.

http://www.vawatchdog.org/08/nf08/nfoct08/nf102708-1.htm

Larry Scott said it all this morning:

"And, it's time for more VA employees to come forward with information to help the VBA and VAOIG, and the veterans they serve. Can one person make a difference? Remember, this entire shredder scandal story started with just one VA employee in Detroit who cared enough to do the right thing."

Doing the right thing is stepping up to the plate.

VBA employees are actually posting on the comment section at Watchdog and other vets sites-anonylously-

while I applaud their willingness to confirm what we claimants have known for years-and of course who really knows if they are a RO employee or not-

the unsung hero of this whole story is a Detroit VARO employee who

had enough and was brave enough to come forward.

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