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Termination Begun For 2nd Alabama VA Official

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The Veterans Administration has started termination of a second official at its troubled medical centers in central Alabama.

Deputy Secretary of Veterans Affairs Sloan Gibson announced Friday that termination proceedings had begun against Dr. Cliff Robinson, who was put on paid administrative leave in August from his position as chief of staff at the Central Alabama Veterans Health Care System.

Gibson announced Monday that termination proceedings had begun against James Talton, who was also placed on leave in August from his position as director of the Central Alabama VA.

Gibson toured the Central Alabama VA on Friday. He said it has suffered from years of chronic instability in leadership and significant understaffing. But he said it is adding staff and cutting patient wait times.

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