VA will be investigated after ‘staggering accounts of racism and discrimination’

| October 4, 2020

It seems that serial liar and fake Native American Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) has received information from the VA employee’s union that systemic racism is a major issue at the VA. I know there are plenty of people who have had issues with the VA, but where there are problems with the VA they are universally terrible to veterans regardless of race. Just like the military.

The Government Accountability Office will investigate claims of systemic racism within the Department of Veterans Affairs, lawmakers said Thursday, two months after a government union said most of its surveyed members saw racism as a problem inside the agency.

The survey of 1,500 union members who are VA employees concluded that nearly 80% of staffers said racism is a moderate or serious issue, with more than half reporting they witnessed racism aimed at veterans, according to the American Federation of Government Employees.

Sens. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., and Brian Schatz, D-Hawaii, requested the probe after the survey was released in August. The watchdog agency agreed to audit VA on Sept. 22, according to a letter sent by the Government Accountability Office to the senators.

Being the federal government and this is not only an election year, but a year of “racial strife” (as the media labels it), they’re going to get started on this priority request from Congress;

The audit will begin in about six months, according to the GAO’s letter.

In a press release from the VA in response to the senators’ letter, there’s this interesting tidbit.

About 40% of all VA employees are minorities, the agency said.

Sounds like they’re very racist. Since the country is about 60% white it sounds like they’re pretty reflective of the country. As the left endlessly lectures us, these percentages are the only relevant factor by which to measure an agency.

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Toxic Deplorable Racist SAH B Woodman

“Government union”.
THERE’S the problem.
Get rid of the union, get rid of the problem.




“most of its surveyed members saw racism as a problem inside the agency”

Fuck those members and their petty deep state crap. Their job is to take care
of the needs of veterans, not turn the VA into another Hackarama like the
fake indian and her carpet bagged state.

The VA has become the DMV.


All they care about is their sinecures.


Haven’t seen it yet, and my PCP’s nurse is an ex-Army nurse who happens to be black. The nurse who used to give us flu shots at work was also Black AND ex-Army.

They are SO damn good at making it painless that they should be paid extra just for doing that particular job.

So just where is this lack of proportionate employment going on? It seems to me that the claim does bear further investigation to make sure it’s totally bogus, filed by people who weren’t qualified to work in medicine in the first place.

But that’s just me.


Anything that’s effective and involves merit has “systemic racism” for Democrats.


Somebody got fired for incompetency or not promoted= Razzim.


That would indeed by my guess too – at least for the overwhelming majority of the “accounts” allegedly received by Fauxahontas.

But probably the latter in almost all cases. Firing a Federal employee is incredibly difficult, even when there’s good cause.


firing GS employees is hard for the same reason lazy NCOs find chaptering bad soldiers to be hard.

The supervisors don’t document anything. No counseling, no letters, no guidance, vague goals and duties on the employee’s objectives…

Why is this the case? Because employees who never performed to any standard are now in charge and the last thing they want is anyone to create and maintain standards.


True – at least in part – but that’s IMO only part of the problem.

Some civilian supervisors indeed fail to document employee misconduct and/or incompetence. However, union representation and the threat of lawsuits are strong inhibiting factors even when firing is warranted and sufficient documentation exists. If all “I’s” aren’t dotted and “T’s” aren’t crossed – particularly with respect to published agency/organizational disciplinary standards – then “good luck wit dat”.

And even if the I’s are dotted and T’s are crossed and firing is justified, MSBP may well overturn the action for reasons that frankly don’t seem to make sense in many cases. Just look at the senior VA folks who the MSPB reinstated some years ago (if memory serves) who’d blatantly engineered transfers, then filed inflated PCS travel settlements – but who were ordered retained by the MBPB.

Yeah, those protections exist for a reason. But they’re hugely abused these days by those who know agencies will generally cave vice fight them in court. And employee unions back those willing to “hang in there” in nearly every case, even when the individual “hanging tough” is a dirtbag.

5th/77th FA

Very good points and Spot on to Ret_25X and Hondo. Same same in the civilian side with respect to Management and Union Craft workers. Saw it for 20 years as a member of a union working for a major telecommunications company. And it seemed as if the biggest dirtbags got the most protection, be it one or the other. And a poll of 1500 out of how many thousands? Hell, we had “surveys” to fill out on a regular basis that were either not done, or filled out hit and miss. And we had hundreds of thousands working there. Sorry ass Craft Workers transferred into a Management position so they COULD be fired. Sorry ass Management that was PROMOTED, just to make them someone else’s problem.

Really getting sick of all this screaming RAAAYYYYCCCIIIISSSS for everything. Do your job and treat people as you want to be treated. Do the harder right thing, the FIRST (ht 2 R-D) Time and everything will be OK.

Claw, have the Supply Dogs restock the butt hurt cream shelf. And have somebody stick something in Liarwatha’s mouth to shut her up.

Green Thumb


Speaking to Jesus or getting the False Commander “Phony” Phil Monkress (CEO of All-Points Logistics) on the phone is easier than canning a government employee for a termination level offense.

What does that tell you?


Shit here she goes again

Green Thumb

Maybe they should go checkout the VA in Tuskegee, Alabama.


Have an odd feeling they will overlook that one.


I worked for better than 2 decades as a petty bureaucrat in a state agency.

I encountered some negative attitudes and responses that were based on my gender, my Western European ancestry, my faith, and even my competence and seniority in my profession.

So. Friggin’. What.

In prior occupations I even lost work and was “encouraged” to quit because of my faith.

Again, not happy times, but so what?

Man up, keep going, and do a good job. If necessary, another job.

I have never, ever, been a member of a worker’s union. I try not to associate with groupthink robots.