Last month, two Phoenix Veterans Affairs employees who were suspended in the wait list scandal returned to work after what amounted to 19 months of paid leave.

In a separate story:

Another day, another lack of accountability:

A pair of senior Veterans Affairs executives at the center of a months-long scandal over the department’s internal promotion system and relocation expenses will keep their regional director jobs, after two failed attempts from VA officials to reassign them elsewhere.

Diana Rubens, Philadelphia Regional Office director, and Kimberly Graves, director of the St. Paul, Minn., regional office, have faced harsh criticism since an inspector general report last fall accused them of pocketing more than $400,000 in moving costs for questionable job moves.

Remember the “historic” levels of accountability (not to mention transparency) the country was going to experience under Obama’s watch? Good times.

There might be some accountability at some point:

We won’t hold our breath.



‘Can’t speak for himself?’ Aide says Obama is ‘madder than hell’ about Veterans Affairs scandal