The overpayment problem is surfacing just as the White House is absorbing a new report detailing a ‘corrosive culture’ within the VA, a habit of deceit and mismanagement in its personnel practices. The June 27 report from Deputy White House Chief of Staff Rob Nabors describes a bureaucracy ‘that tends to minimize problems or refuse to acknowledge problems all together’ and is ‘resistant to reforms.’

Nabors, whom Obama had dispatched to the VA in May to probe the depth and scope of management problems, also found ‘a lack of accountability across all grade levels’ and a ‘history of retaliation toward employees raising issues.’

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