VA Secretary Celebrates First Year in Office

Expresses gratitude to department employees.

Veterans Affairs Secretary Denis McDonough celebrated his first year in office and outlined his vision for employees of the department this week in Charleston, South Carolina.

“You know, today marks one year since I was sworn in at VA and I don’t think there’s anything that I’m more proud of than the fact that, in the midst of the pandemic, VA didn’t weaken or slow down. No, VA got strong and took care of Vets when they needed it most,” said Secretary McDonough to VA employees. “But as proud as I am of that accomplishment, I didn’t do it. You did it. And that’s why I’m here today: to recognize all you’ve done, and discuss what our country is doing to invest in you.”

His remarks on Human Infrastructure were accompanied by the goal of the VA ”to be a model employer by treating the workforce with dignity and respect while providing competitive benefits and challenging and rewarding work. How we treat our workforce has a direct impact on morale and how we care for Veterans. VA cannot increase access and improve outcomes for Veterans without investing in our people.”

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For Secretary McDonough as he works to implement his vision for VA employment.
  • For officials and personnel of the VA as they care for veterans.
  • For the president and his administration as they make provisions for current and former active military.

Sources: Department of Veterans Affairs


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