VA uses Trump-signed law to fire DC medical director – twice

Fox News | 9/20/2017 | Staff
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The former director of the VA Medical Center in Washington has been fired – again.

The Department of Veterans Affairs announced Wednesday that former director Brian Hawkins had been dismissed “for his failure to provide effective leadership to the D.C. Medical Center.”

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Officials said he was ousted under the VA Accountability Act, which President Trump signed into law in June.

Hawkins was initially ousted in July. But the VA was forced to rehire him in August after the federal Merit Systems Protection Board ordered a stay of the firing. Hawkins has argued he was wrongly terminated.

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The department’s inspector general found that Hawkins violated the VA's policies by sending sensitive VA information from his work email...
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