Tag Archives: Dr. David Shulkin

Meet David Cox: Dr. “No” of VA Reform

Meet J. David Cox, who many consider “Dr. No” of badly needed reforms within the Department of Veterans Affairs (“the VA’). J. David Cox is President of the American Federation of Government Employees and is the person most likely to block any meaningful reform within the VA.  SFTT has had an eye on Mr. Cox who in […]

Whistleblowers and the Department of Veterans Affairs

On April 27th, President Trump signed an Executive Order to create the Office of Accountability and Whistleblower Protection within the Department of Veterans Affairs (“the VA”). According to the AP, VA Secretary David Shulkin said the office will help identify “barriers” that make it difficult for the department to fire or reassign bad employees. Another function […]

VA Secretary David Shulkin: Glass Half Full?

Department of Veterans Affairs (“the VA”) Secretary, Dr. David Shulkin means well, but it is not surprising that his leadership is being undermined by the same chronic conditions that have plagued other VA Secretaries. THE VA IS SIMPLY TOO LARGE TO SUCCEED IN ITS MISSION This week brings yet three more examples of the chronic problems […]