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Supplemental Guidance to Military Boards for Correction of Military/Naval Records Considering Discharge Upgrade Requests …

Categories: Defense/Military,Health/Medical,Laws/Regulations,Veterans

http://www.defense.gov/news/OSD009883-14.pdf

Press release about revised guidance to military boards regarding discharge records for those suffering from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).  Calls for a comprehensive review of all materials and evidence presented by the petitioner for the purposes of upgrading discharges based on claims of previously unrecognized PTSD.  From the Defense Department

 

Women Veterans in the Labor Force

Categories: Statistics,Veterans,Women

http://www.bls.gov/spotlight/2014/women-vets/

Examines the demographic, employment, and unemployment characteristics of female veterans.  From the Bureau of Labor Statistics

 

Remarks by the President to the American Legion National Convention

Categories: Defense/Military,Presidency,Veterans

http://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2014/08/26/remarks-president-american-legion-national-convention

Where he discusses, among other things, the scandal involving misconduct in delivering health care services to veterans.  From the White House

 

Review of Alleged Patient Deaths, Patient Wait Times, and Scheduling Practices at the Phoenix VA Health Care System: Final Report

Categories: Govt/Business Scandals,Headlines,Health/Medical,Veterans

http://www.va.gov/oig/pubs/VAOIG-14-02603-267.pdf

 

Updates the review of the Interim Report released in May 2014.  Finds that patients encountered obstacles that adversely affected them when seeking services at the Phoenix VA Health Care System.  From the Office of the Inspector General of the Veterans Department

 

Executive Order 23: Establishing the New Virginia Economy Workforce Initiative

Categories: Business/Economics,Education-Higher,Labor/Employment,Veterans,Virginia Issues

https://governor.virginia.gov/media/3033/eo-23-establishing-the-new-virginia-economy-workforce-initiative.pdf

Initiative seeks to reinvigorate the Virginia economy by increasing postsecondary and workforce credentials, securing employment for veterans, aligning education with the needs of businesses, and diversifying the economy.  From the Office of the Governor

 

Veterans’ Disability Compensation: Trends and Policy Options

Categories: Defense/Military,Disability,Govt Finance,Veterans

http://www.cbo.gov/sites/default/files/cbofiles/attachments/45615-VADisability_1.pdf

Describes the extent, trends, and features of the Veterans’ disability program.  Spending on veterans’ disability programs has nearly tripled since 2000.   This report examines advantages and disadvantages of potential policy changes and their budgetary effects from 2015 through 2024.  From the Congressional Budget Office

 

65+ in the United States: 2010

http://www.census.gov/content/dam/Census/library/publications/2014/demo/p23-212.pdf

Statistics on the size and growth, socio-economic characteristics, geographic distribution, labor force participation, and longevity and health of the elderly population.  From the Census Bureau

 

Death, Delay, and Dismay at the VA: Friendly Fire

Categories: Govt/Business Scandals,Health/Medical,Veterans

http://www.coburn.senate.gov/public//index.cfm?a=Files.Serve&File_id=dfb0d9c8-d3ee-4d0d-ab56-e842186574fe

Republican view of the mismanagement problems at the Veterans Administration.  From the Senate Office of Tom Coburn

 

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