VA Chief Business Administrator Steve McCraw, who was named chief executive officer of the agency last week, has hired more than 2,000 people since he took over the position, according to a press release from the agency.

McCraw’s new hires are in addition to more than 3,500 positions that were eliminated by the 2016 budget cut.

VA Chief Executive Officer Steve McCreary is expected to retire at the end of this month.

The announcement was first reported by The Hill.