Federal veterans execs screw underlings

The Department of Veterans Affairs is suspending the head of the Veterans Benefits Administration for allowing two lower-ranking officials to manipulate the agency’s hiring system for their own gain.

Acting Veterans Benefits Administration [what the fuck is that?] chief Danny Pummill will be suspended without pay for 15 days for his role in a relocation scam that has roiled the agency for months.

If I am reading this story correctly, Pummill looked the other way while two of his people, Kimberly Graves and Diana Rubens, forced lower-ranking managers to accept job transfers and then stepped into the vacant positions themselves.

Nice huh?

Grave, Rubens and Pummill have all received slaps on the wrist.

But here’s the fun part: Rep. Jeff Miller, R-Fla., chairman of the House Veterans Affairs Committee says, “. . . this dysfunctional status quo will never change until we eliminate arcane civil service rules . . . ” What Miller fails to mention is that, without civil service rules, this kind of abuse will explode all over the federal bureaucracy. Miller is an idiot and he can BITE ME.

Source: Veterans Benefits Administration chief suspended in relocation scam

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