- Associated Press - Friday, May 6, 2016

PHOENIX (AP) - An employee of the Department of Veterans Affairs who reported problems at the VA hospital in Phoenix has returned to work after settling a federal whistleblower complaint against the agency.

The Arizona Republic reports (http://bit.ly/1Weu1vc ) that Brandon Coleman returned to work this week after spending 18 months at home on paid leave. Coleman was an addiction therapist with the Phoenix VA Health Care System, but now has accepted a new position at a VA treatment center in Anthem as a condition of the settlement.

In 2015, Coleman re4ported that mental-health patients who were a threat to themselves or others were not being adequately monitored at the Carl T. Hayden VA Medical Center in Phoenix. After he reported his concerns, he faced an internal investigation into misconduct which he said was retaliation.

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Information from: The Arizona Republic, http://www.azcentral.com

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