Veterans Affairs statement on departure of Vets Affairs Chief of Staff
February 16, 2018, 03:53:00 PM
Statement by Veteran Affairs Press Secretary Curt Cashour
Departure of VA Chief of Staff
This day Government Vets Affairs announced that the department’s Chief of Staff Vivieca Wright Simpson has elected to retire following the release of a Vets Affairs Inspector General investigation on Wednesday.
VA.Gov also announced that it has opened a formal inquiry into her actions identified in the IG report.
President Trump has made clear that he expects Vets Affairs leaders to hold themselves and other employees accountable when they fail to live up to the high standards taxpayers and Vets deserve.
US Vets Affairs will continue to review the IG report and its recommendations in more detail before determining possible additional personnel accountability actions.
Separately, Vet Affairs announced that it has opened an investigation into allegations of email hacking. To be clear, while VA is still currently investigating these hacking allegations, we have thus far found no credible or conclusive evidence of a compromise to our email system or a user’s account.
Vets Affairs will announce a new chief of staff shortly.
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Source: US Veterans Affairs.gov