Federal News Network – On March 31st, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit issued a decision interpreting the Veterans Affairs Accountability and Whistleblower Protection Act of 2017 (VAAA). (Sayers v. DVA, CAFC Case No. 18-2195, March 31, 2020). Contrary to what some may think, the Federal Circuit did not invalidate the VAAA and it did not permit administrative judges to mitigate discipline imposed on VA employees. Here is what the Court in Sayers did and did not do.