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Report: Army Vet Paul Lawrence Nominated VA Undersecretary for Benefits

President Donald Trump has nominated Paul Lawrence, a retired U.S. Army captain and current vice president of Kaiser Associates‘ public sector business, to serve as Department of Veterans Affairs undersecretary for benefits, Military Times reported Wednesday. Lawrence, if confirmed by Congress, would lead the Veterans Benefits Administration and oversee the agency’s efforts to …

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VA Adds Veteran Health, Benefits Agencies as Exemptions in Federal Hiring Freeze

The Department of Veterans Affairs has unveiled additional exemptions to the moratorium on federal hiring efforts following a previous move to lift restrictions for some professional fields in January. VA said Wednesday its latest guideline exempts medical and nonmedical positions, the Veterans Health Administration’s medical facilities and the Veterans Benefits Administration’s regional and field offices …

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Thomas Murphy to Be Nominated VA Undersecretary for Benefits

President Barack Obama intends to nominate Thomas Murphy, principal deputy undersecretary for benefits at the Department of Veteran Affairs, as VA undersecretary for benefits, the White House announced Tuesday. Murphy concurrently performs the duties of the undersecretary for benefits and oversees more than 20,000 Veterans Benefits Administration employees who provide non-medical benefits services to former military personnel. …

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Thomas Murphy Named Acting VA Undersecretary for Benefits

The Department of Veterans Affairs is set to appoint Thomas Murphy, acting principal deputy undersecretary of the Veterans Benefits Administration, as acting undersecretary for benefits at VBA. He will succeed Danny Pummill, who will depart from the benefits undersecretary post that he has held on an acting basis since October 2015, and will also …

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Allison Hickey: VA Transformation Initiatives Cut Claims Backlog

The Veterans Benefits Administration has made significant headway in its goal to eliminate claims backlog by 2015, a feat VA Benefits Undersecretary attributed to refinements made in its procedures and practices. The backlog of compensation and pension claims pending for more than 125 days decreased by 36 percent, she told …

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Eric Shinseki: VBA Shutdown Furloughs Could Exceed 17K

The Veterans Benefits Administration could furlough more than 10,000 employees if it runs out of money from its mandatory spending accounts, Federal News Radio reported Thursday. Jared Serbu writes these furloughs would come on top of the agency already having to send 7,800 workers home because of the government shutdown. “At that …

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