Among the other witnesses at the hearing was Christian Head, a physician and quality-assurance official for the VA’s Los Angeles health system, who said one of his bosses used an embarrassing slideshow presentation to punish him for aiding an investigation of her alleged time-card abuses. He said the supervisor is still serving in the same capacity for the VA, even though an inspector general recommended that she be removed.
Head held up a copy of one slide that his supervisor showed at the event. It contained a picture of him on his phone, and it said: ‘If all else fails, he reports you to the inspector general at the VA.”In front of 300 individuals, I was labeled a rat,’ the physician said. ‘I was labeled the person who ratted out this person.’