On Thursday President Trump is said to be signing an executive order that will create an accountability and whistle blower protection office at the Department of Veterans Affairs, the Associated Press reports. Improving veterans' care was a key promise of the 2016 Trump campaign.
Whomever ends up leading the office will report directly to VA Secretary David Shulkin. The goal of the office would be to identify factors that create difficulties firing or reassigning employees that are determined to be unfit to work at the department.
The creation of this office stems from a 2014 incident in which 40 veterans died during the months they spent waiting for their appointment at a Phoenix VA medical center, AP added.
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