Federal Manager's Daily Report

The House has passed HR-1690, to require the VA to submit an annual report to Congress on performance awards and bonuses paid to high-level career officials, the latest in a series of measures responding to the department’s patient scheduling and care scandal focusing on senior executives.

The reports are to include the amounts, job titles and locations of the recipients and would apply to regional office directors, directors of medical centers, directors of veterans integrated service networks, and any other SES official.

The House Veterans Affairs Committee, where the bill originated, noted that it has asked for such information on a case by case basis.

The committee has also readied for a full House vote HR-2772, to require that the department’s secretary approve any reassignments of SES employees and that the VA report annually to Congress on such reassignments, explaining the reason and cost in each case.