WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs says it’s cancelling another round of salary bonuses for its top executives.
Our investigation found bonuses to be cancelled for agency executives in Pittsburgh and Atlanta.
In both cities, internal auditors found mismanagement might have contributed to the death of patients
In a statement to Action News, a spokeswoman said, "Performance awards for some VA senior executives….have been deferred pending further review and are not being paid at this time"
Iraq war veteran Pete Hegseth says the penalty is justified.
“If there’s one place, one place, were results matter, it’s how we treat veteran when they return home from serving us on the battlefield.”
Just a few days ago a round of bonuses was cancelled for executives with the Veterans Benefits Administration.
The backlog of benefits claims is downright ugly in our area. Local vets waiting on average of hundreds of days.
We’ve learned nationwide, the VA burned through nearly three million tax dollars on executive bonuses in 2011.