House Approves Bill to Force VA Executives to Give Back Bonuses in Misconduct Cases
Jennifer A. Mattingley, Director or Government affairs at Shaw Bransford & Roth P.C., and legislative director for the Senior Executives Association, was quoted in the following US News article, "House Approves Bill to Force VA Executives to Give Back Bonuses in Misconduct Cases."
Read an exceprt of the article below:
"Jenny Mattingley, legislative director for the Senior Executives Association, a trade group that represents career executives throughout the government, said the bill as drafted was overly broad.
"There's a lot of talk about accountability and rightly so," she said, "but we want to make sure there is a direct nexus between withdrawing a bonus and what an employee has done."
As written, the VA secretary would have broad authority to withdraw bonuses without proof of wrongdoing, Mattingley said, adding that top VA officials could use the threat of rescinding bonuses to target individual employees who have fallen out of favor or submitted a whistleblower complaint."
News source: US News