Veterans Affairs pays $142 million in bonuses amid scandals

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The day after we all , well most of us, showed our love to our veterans, we find out that the heads of all of our State V.A. Departments are still flaunting their pay and lack of care for our veterans, old, new and soon to be returning from war!

http://www.azcentral.com/story/news/politics/investigations/2015/11/11/veterans-affairs-pays-142-million-bonuses-amid-scandals/75550816/

WASHINGTON

The Department of Veterans Affairs doled out more than $142 million in bonuses to executives and employees for performance in 2014 even as scandals over veterans’ health care and other issues racked the agency.

Among the recipients were claims processors in a Philadelphia benefits office that investigators dubbed the worst in the country last year. They received $300 to $900 each. Managers in Tomah, Wis., got $1,000 to $4,000, even though they oversaw the over-prescription of opiates to veterans – one of whom died.

The VA also rewarded executives who managed construction of a facility in Denver, a disastrous project years overdue and more than $1 billion over budget. They took home $4,000 to $8,000 each. And in St. Cloud, Minn., where an internal investigation report last year outlined mismanagement that led to mass resignations of health care providers, the chief of staff cited by investigators received a performance bonus of almost $4,000.

Guess that they can brag that they are getting better?

VA Reviewing Bonuses After Awarding $400M in 2011

http://www.military.com/daily-news/2012/06/07/va-reviewing-bonuses-after-awarding-400m-in-2011.html

I just wrote about this yesterday!

A V A Thought for this day

https://sachemspeaks.wordpress.com/2015/11/11/a-v-a-thought-for-this-day/

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3 thoughts on “Veterans Affairs pays $142 million in bonuses amid scandals

    • AmyRose
      I know that you know that we Vietnam Veterans, are still marveling at the fact that we are now being appreciated instead of having rotten tomatoes thrown at us!

      Please tell the one that you live with, "WELCOME HOME" my Brother!

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      • My husband received more thank yous yesterday from my blog then he has ever received. He was SO touched! People are finally realizing the sacrifices these young men made, and how they are still suffering today, along with those who Love them. I was speaking of the “assistance” offered to Vets and their families. IMO, it is not enough and what is offered is not of good substance. At least this is what has been our experience. Sadly.

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