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VA medical inspector retires
amid criticism of response
to whistleblower complaints

Legal Insurrection, by Mandy Nagy

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Posted By:earlybird, 7/3/2014 3:10:25 PM

The head of the Office of the Medical Inspector for Veterans Affairs has retired, just over a week after a scathing letter and report criticized that office for failing to adequately respond to complaints from whistleblowers and downplaying the severity of problems at some VA facilities. (Snip)Pierce had come to the VA as Deputy Medical Inspector in January 2002 and served as Medical Inspector since November of 2004, according to his VA bio. He served on active duty for thirty years in the U.S. Army Medical Corps. A letter and report sent to the White House last Monday by Carolyn

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: SpeedMaster, 7/3/2014 3:32:07 PM     (No. 9909998)

Retires? What a way to clean house. He is still living on taxpayers money.

FTA: "A letter and report sent to the White House last Monday by Carolyn Lerner of the Office of Special Counsel (OSC),"

Carolyn Lerner, any relation?


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Reply 2 - Posted by: TXknitter, 7/3/2014 6:34:19 PM     (No. 9910145)

No accountability. None whatsoever!!!

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