House Veterans Affairs Committee Puts VA SES Bonuses Under Microscope

From “Congress challenges VA bonuses” on FederalNewsRadio.com:

“Lawmakers are questioning whether millions of dollars in bonuses were appropriately awarded to employees at the Veterans Affairs Department.

“The VA’s inspector general recently found that over a two-year period, $24 million in bonuses were awarded to technology office employees at the VA, some under questionable circumstances.

“Arizona Rep. Harry Mitchell, who chairs the House veterans oversight subcommittee, says at a hearing...

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From “Congress challenges VA bonuses” on FederalNewsRadio.com:

“Lawmakers are questioning whether millions of dollars in bonuses were appropriately awarded to employees at the Veterans Affairs Department.

“The VA’s inspector general recently found that over a two-year period, $24 million in bonuses were awarded to technology office employees at the VA, some under questionable circumstances.

“Arizona Rep. Harry Mitchell, who chairs the House veterans oversight subcommittee, says at a hearing Wednesday that among VA executives in all departments last year some received bonuses over $60,000. He says veterans should have full confidence the bonuses were tied to performance.

“The VA has promised changes.”

The Oversight Subcommittee hearing this morning included testimony from the VA’s Assistant Inspector General for Investigations, James O’Neill; and and VA Deputy Secretary Scott Gould.