The president signed an executive order yesterday that will improve VA employee accountability and better protect whistleblowers. The EO creates a VA Office of Accountability and Whistleblower Protection to identify statutory barriers that currently prevent VA from properly disciplining or terminating employees, as well as hinders the department’s ability to recruit, reward and retain high-performing employees. The new office will report directly to VA Secretary Dr. David Shulkin, and work closely with existing VA offices to ensure all incidents of wrongdoing are properly investigated and corrected, as well as protect those employees who disclose the wrongdoing from retaliation. "The VA was created for one purpose: to care for our nation’s wounded, ill and injured veterans,” said VFW National Commander Brian Duffy. "The VFW applauds this action, which we hope will soon be bolstered by the passage of the VA Accountability First Act of 2017, because Secretary Shulkin must have the authority to manage his people in a manner expected of all senior executives, public or private.” Read the executive order.
UPCOMING EVENTS:LEWIS VFW CAJUN CRAWFISH BOILAPRIL 30, 20222pm - 5pm$5/bowlLEWIS VFW TALK DERBY TO MEKENTUCKY DERBY PARTYMay 7th, 20222pm startRace at 5:45pmWear your best Kentucky Derby Hats and Dress Attire for a chance to win prizesDrink Specials & Mint Juleps All DayRaffles and Race Bets.SEE YOU AT THE DERBY
LEWIS MEMORIAL VFW ANNUAL FIRST RESPONDERS'FOOD AND BEVERAGE GOLF SHOOT OUTSATURDAY JUNE 11,2022FREDERIC GOLF COURSE$320/TEAMincludes lunch and gift bag1st $600, 2nd $400, 17th $200, $50 proxy prizes, Hole in 1 vehicle challenge, raffles, prizes, gifts and a Hog Roast following the tournament at Lewis VFW.All proceeds this year will benefit St. Croix Tribal Police and Siren Fire DepartmentFor more information, please contact Denny Olson at (218) 591-4387