Skip to comments.Vet Affairs Scandal Raises Questions About Paid Leave Abuse for Fed Workers
Posted on 05/22/2014 5:03:07 PM PDT by Hojczyk
They include the Inspector General of the National Archives, whos continued collecting a paycheck courtesy of taxpayers since Sept. 14, 2012 during a professional misconduct investigation; and an IRS employee who stayed on the federal payroll for three years without performing any work after a conviction for several felonies. Federal rules call for use of administrative leave for short periods of time not generally exceeding three consecutive work days.
Sen. Grassleys letter
Are all of the VA employees who are currently placed on administrative leave pending investigations related to this matter continuing in a paid status? If not, which ones mentioned in this letter are not receiving their salary?
How many employees have been placed on paid administrative leave as a result of investigations related to this matter, and what is the annual salary for each?
How much money has been spent from 2009 until the present to pay VA employees who are or were on administrative leave for more than one month pending any investigation (not just those related this matter)?
What is the longest period of paid administrative leave pending an investigation during that time?
What is the median period of paid administrative leave pending an investigation during that time?
How many VA employees are currently on paid administrative leave pending investigation?
For how long do you anticipate each of those employees will be on administrative leave?
What alternatives to paid administrative leave did the agency consider, if any, to address the concerns that caused it to initiate the leave in the first place? If none, why not?
When do you believe administrative leave becomes of extensive duration as opposed to a short period of time?
Do you agree that administrative leave is only within the agencys discretion if it is limited to a short period of time?
(Excerpt) Read more at sharylattkisson.com ...
He will get an answer on June 1, 2015 not June 1, 2014
You’ve got to love the relentless investigative reporter Sharyl Attkisson. Once she’s on a story, she’s like a bulldog and won’t let go of it until it is really finished.
As an aside, many federal employees think they are ENTITLED to a paycheck and benefits whether they work or not. And the funny thing is...they usually get that pay and benefits regardless of whether they are working.
These folks appear to think they’re special royalty or something like it.
Elaine L. Chao served as the 24th United States Secretary of Labor in the Cabinet of President George W. Bush from 2001 to 2009. She was the first Asian Pacific American woman and first Chinese American to be appointed to a President’s cabinet in American history.
She said about the people working in government..1/3 did nothing 1/3 average and 1/3 above average .so we could fire 2/3????
Ron Paul may have many faults, but one of them is not overthinking the role of gummit.
Maybe it’s a mercy we have so many official drones. They don’t do good, but their harm is also limited. If they got industrious, imagine the chaos.
Like the jerks at the IRS who targeted conservatives, I assume the people at the VA who screwed over and murdered our vets will get bonuses.... right? Or have already gotten them...