Entity: Department of Veterans Affairs

FOIA to VA Seeking Updated Calendars for Senior Staff Officials

October 17, 2018
FOIA to VA seeking calendars for Robert Wilkie, Jacquelyn Hayes-Byrd, David Shulkin, Peter O'Rourke, Thayer Verschoor, and anyone who has served as White House Liaison since January 20, 2017.

FOIA to VA Seeking Communications with Outside Influences

August 23, 2018
FOIA to VA seeking communications with outside entities to shed light on the influence of the conservative group Concerned Veterans for America and the so-called "Mar-a-Lago trio" on policy decisions affecting America's veterans.

No Records Response from VA’s OPA Regarding Ethics Guidance on staying at Trump Organization Properties

August 4, 2018
Veteran's Affairs Office of Public Affairs stated that it had no records of any ethical guidance regarding federal employees staying at or otherwise spending money at Trump-owned properties.

VA Political Appointee Resumes, Ethics Waivers and SF-50s

July 31, 2018
Resumes, SF-50s and Ethics Waivers of political appointees in the Department of Veterans Affairs.

FOIA to VA Seeking Thayer Verschoor Communications

July 23, 2018
FOIA to VA seeking Thayer Verschoor communications with Joe Arpaio, Steve Pierce, any employee or representative of Alliance Defending Freedom, or any employee or representative of Center for Arizona Policy and any email containing terms to shed light on his prejudice beliefs that could impact his work at VA.

VA Emails and Receipts for Office Renovations

July 20, 2018
Emails, invoices, and expense records from the Department of Veterans Affairs regarding office upgrades or other renovations.

VA memos and emails regarding expenditures at Trump Properties

June 15, 2018
Records from VA in response to our FOIA requesting guidance from the agency to its staff regarding staying at/the use of Trump Organization properties, emails regarding staying at/the use of Trump Organization properties, and records sufficient to demonstrate costs. In June 2018, American Oversight received memos and emails related to expenditures at Trump Properties. These documents primarily exchanges with VA's Ethics Attorneys about whether particular trips/events/expenditures were permissible under ethics rules.

No Records Response From VA Office of Management and Finance Regarding Office Renovations

June 13, 2018
No records response from VA's Office of Management and Finance in response to our request for office renovations records and receipts.

No Records Response From VA Regarding Records Modernization

May 31, 2018
The Department of Veterans Affairs stated it had no records responsive to American Oversight's FOIA request seeking communications with Jared Kushner, Bruce Moskowitz, or Ike Perlmutter regarding the modernization of veterans' health records.

FOIA to VA Regarding Outside Influence on the Agency

May 4, 2018
FOIA to the VA seeking communications to shed light on whether private individuals without relevant expertise are exerting undue influence on the decision to implement a new electronic health records system, which will affect VA’s healthcare service delivery. This FOIA is asking for communications that include search terms like "Trump's friend" and "Trump's doctor."