New legislation would prohibit agencies from paying bonuses to federal employees who commit serious infractions under their agency’s code of conduct.
Three Senators reintroduced legislation this week that would prohibit paying bonuses to federal workers who are not in good standing with their agencies or who are in violation of the law.
U.S. Senators Claire McCaskill (D-Mo.) and Kelly Ayotte (R-N.H.) have introduced legislation that would take back bonuses paid to employees at the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) who were involved in the manipulation of electronic waitlists.
With the VA making national headlines as a result of the falsified waiting times and paying of employee bonuses based on inaccurate data, how much was paid out in bonuses to employees of the Veterans Health Administration? Here are results from the FedSmith.com database of individual federal employee bonus payments in the Veterans Health Administration in recent years.
The Office of Personnel Management and the Office of Management and Budget are instructing agencies to limit the amounts paid to federal employees for bonuses in FY 2014.
The IRS is moving forward with its attempt to nullify its earlier agreement with a union to pay about $70 million in bonus payments.
Politics trumps the labor agreement as the IRS is working to cancel bonuses for union workers despite earlier comments from the agency that is was required to make the payments. Look for an unfair labor practice from the union and why the agency is likely to lose in the long run.
OMB has told federal agencies to slow down new hiring and apply extra scrutiny to handing out bonuses as a precaution for sequestration cuts.
Political appointees and career civil service will be competing for money from the same bonus pool