Should congressional pay be based on productivity, as House would do with VA?
From The Washington Post – “The notably unproductive House wants to cut the pay of top Veterans Affairs officials if the department doesn’t significantly reduce its disability claims backlog by next year.
Legislation approved by the House would slice 25 percent from the pay of the agency’s senior political leadership if a goal is not met. The portion of disability claims 125 days old could not exceed 40 percent by July 1 next year. As of last Saturday, 65 percent of the claims were more than 125 days old, according to VA….”
Read the full article at: https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/federal_government/should-congressional-pay-be-based-on-productivity-as-house-would-do-with-va/2013/07/24/262e8506-f483-11e2-a2f1-a7acf9bd5d3a_story.html
- VA mandates overtime to reduce unresolved claims (stripes.com)
- Despite Rhetoric, VA Claims Backlog Continues to Ebb (nation.time.com)
- House oversight committee creates website criticizing VA transparency on info requests (triblive.com)