Trump Fires Over 500 VA Employees

In one of his most effective swamp drains since Donald Trump was inaugurated, the VA announced Friday that over 500 underperforming or misbehaving employees have been terminated since the new president took office.

Data from the Department of Veterans Affairs released last Friday showed that 525 employees had been removed from their positions since Jan. 20. Another 194 received suspensions of two weeks or longer and 27 received demotions.

The Daily Caller cited even higher numbers — 548 removed, 200 suspended and 33 demoted — although it was unclear what their source for that data was.

According to The Washington Post, the Adverse Action Report, current as of July 3, was the first posted under the watch of Secretary of Veterans Affairs David J. Shulkin.

“Under this administration, VA is committed to becoming the most transparent organization in government. Together with the accountability bill the president signed into law recently, this additional step will continue to shine a light on the actions we’re taking to reform the culture at VA,” Shulkin said in a statement.

“Veterans and taxpayers have a right to know what we’re doing to hold our employees accountable and make our personnel actions transparent.  Posting this information online for all to see, and updating it weekly, will do just that.”


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  • Richard Bagenstose

    now if we could fire 600 in congress we might have a government that works

    • bobs33hotrod

      This is so well said. KUDOS TO YOU.
      BOBBY ~!~

    • Kent2012

      then move swiftly through all of the state houses starting with crapafornia then bouncing to the east coast to hose out Albany….gas masks ready??

  • Wenda Kennedy

    It’s a start!

  • Alan404

    How about management types, who obviously have fallen down on their jobs, or were some of them dispensed with too..

  • Hornet

    Fall in line or else…

  • bobs33hotrod

    ITS about Fu$ken Time. Our Soldiers are everything. Without them we have nothing. SWAMPS are starting to DRAIN. Thanks from the bottom of AMERICAN CITIZENS HEARTS..NEVER FORGET!!!
    BOBBY ~!~

  • dandlac

    Long time coming…. but @potus must do this across a federal government which is infested with lazy people who think walking in the door and sitting down for coffee and bullshitting for the rest of the day entitles them to a paycheck. Trust that I speak with complete factual accuracy.

  • HMan570

    It’s about time now start with the rest of the loser in Government. Our government is to big and need trimming and fast. Don’t forget to start at the top and work your way down Mr. President we have to much dead wood working for us. Keep up the good work!!!

  • petekier

    And I am sure he won’t replace one of them. And tell how he saved taxpayers money

  • Mark Salva

    God bless Donald Trump.I have been a client of the Syracuse VAMC for 30 years. Arguably one of the best VAMCs in the country. But I have also been hospitalized several other VAMCs and there is definitely a culture of sloth and entitlement as in many other government bureaucracies.It is about time this institution was shook up!

  • vannievogt

    Let’s put a limit on how long a person can serve in Congress. After years there they are so corrupted that they no longer effective. If they are unable to get done what they were elected to do within ten years then they need to be replaced. No more lifetime politicians. No going from being a representative to being a Senator to becoming a cabinet member to being a judge etc.

  • Robert F

    I understand they can appeal their dismissal and the system will reinstate them. Must get rid of this loophole.