VA.Gov 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 US Veterans Affairs announced that the department’s Chief of Staff Vivieca Wright Simpson has elected to retire following the release of a VA.Gov Inspector General inquiry on Wednesday.
US VA 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 VA leaders to hold themselves and other employees accountable when they fail to live up to the high standards taxpayers and Vet deserve.
Vet Affairs will continue to review the IG report and its recommendations in more detail before determining possible additional personnel accountability actions.
Separately, Veterans Affairs announced that it has opened an inquiry into allegations of email hacking. To be clear, while Veterans Affairs 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.
VA will announce a new chief of staff shortly.
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