Snyder announces leadership change at MVAA

Snyder announces leadership change at MVAA

LANSING — A State agency is facing a leadership change in the wake of an audit at one of its facilities.

Governor Rick Snyder announced today that he has accepted the resignation of Jeff Barnes, director of the Michigan Veterans Affairs Agency. This comes after the results of an audit of the Grand Rapids Home for Veterans by the Office of the Auditor General turned up findings that Snyder called “deeply troubling.” Among several problems, the audit found deficiencies in member location and fall alarm checks as well as shortages in staffing numbers.

The Grand Rapids Home is one of two State-run veterans facilities, the other being the D.J. Jacobetti Home for Veterans in Marquette.

Click here to view the full report from the Office of the Auditor General.