MSPB Upholds Decision to Fire Head of Phoenix VA Medical Center, but not for the Waitlists (Article)
A recent statement by Shaw, Bransford & Roth P.C. concerning the MSPB decision vindicating Sharon Helman, was quoted in the following article from FierceGovernment: "MSPB upholds decision to fire head of Phoenix VA medical center, but not for the waitlists"
Helman's lawyers said in a Dec. 24 statement that despite the firing being upheld, the decision vindicated Helman of the public allegations against her regarding wait times at the Phoenix medical center.
"The VA hoped the American public would accept its preferred storyline - that blames the career workforce out in the field for hiding veterans' access problems - and stop asking questions," said the statement from Shaw, Bransford & Roth. "But the MSPB's decision sets the story straight. Sharon Helman did not kill veterans. Sharon Helman did not manipulate wait time data. The VA's preferred storyline has been proven a fabrication, of which the VA was aware the entire time."
News Source: Fierce Government