VA Announces Major Department Realignment

The Veterans Affairs Department is reorganizing its labyrinthine structure into a single, five-region national framework as part of a large-scale effort to improve services to veterans and reduce an entrenched bureaucracy responsible for mismanagement throughout the organization.

The realignment would integrate the different geographical and organizational boundaries that exist across the department’s agencies and offices—including those that administer benefits, health and burial services—into five regions across the country. It’s a major undertaking that requires each part of the department to rework its structure to fit into the new “organizational map” by June 30, 2015.

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