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Top stories of 2014: New chief of staff at Charlie Norwood Veterans Affairs Medical Center expected to be hired by January

...facility to bring in extra personnel and equipment to resolve the backlog in endoscopies.Despite those problems, former Director Rebecca Wiley was paid a $76,000 settlement to retire in October 2013, one week after Congress began investigating...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2014-12-23/new-chief-staff-charlie-norw
World War II Museum tour visits Battle of Bulge locations 70 years later

...to collectors' homes and private, behind-the-scenes tours at museums abroad, Johnson said.For example, a former director of the 101st Airborne museum Le Mess in Bastogne, Belgium, led a battlefield walk for the World War II Museum group...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/life/2014-12-20/world-war-ii-museum-tour-visits-bat
Haley names new director of state's troubled Department of Social Services

COLUMBIA - Gov. Nikki Haley on Monday named a former director at South Carolina's Department of Juvenile Justice as her choice to lead the troubled Department of Social Services.Haley's...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/2014-12-15/haley-names-new-director-states-tro
DSS creating statewide hotline

...welfare, would be transferred to the state's Medicaid agency.Gov. Nikki Haley has yet to name a replacement for former Director Lillian Koller, who resigned in June amid calls for her ousting.DSS' acting director, Amber Gillum, told senators...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-12-11/dss-creating-statewide-hotlin
Former Augusta VA director awarded nearly $18,000 in bonuses despite deaths

Performance pay awarded to Rebecca Wiley, the former director of the Charlie Norwood Veterans Affairs Medical Center...pay bonuses and disciplinary actions issued to the former director since 2007.According to employment records and investigative...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2014-10-14/former-augusta-va-director-a
Workloads, turnover plague SC child welfare agency

...quickly burn out in the high-stress job could make it difficult for the agency to boost its ranks.For years, former Director Lillian Koller insisted she didn't need additional money or manpower.Her predecessor, Kath leen Hayes, had warned...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-10-02/workloads-turnover-plague-sc-
VA legislation gaining ground in Georgia, senator says

...received more than $110,000 in bonuses and retirement benefits in the past decade.Documents show Rebecca Wiley, the former director of the Augusta facility, was paid $76,000 to retire last year and received nearly $18,000 in performance awards...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2014-10-16/va-legislation-gaining-g
Ex-Augusta VA director paid $76k, retired after death investigation launched

Rebecca Wiley, the former director of the Charlie Norwood Veterans Affairs Medical Center, was...reviews, pay bonuses and disciplinary actions issued to the former director since 2007.According to employment records and investigative...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2014-09-23/ex-augusta-va-director-paid-
Grovetown police chief resigns

...Mayor George James said.Owens took over as director of the department in June 2012 after the resignation of former Director Al Robinson.Owens' resignation comes two weeks after he was suspended for two days for misconduct in the search...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2014-08-22/grovetown-police-chief
AG defends actions of state lawyers in ethics case

...in his office who handled the lawsuit filed by the former director of the ethics commission, saying they acted "ethically...in a statement.A jury ultimately sided with the former director of the ethics commission, who said she was forced...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-09-04/ag-defends-actions-state-lawy