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- SEN RUBIO, R-FL, INTRODUCES LEGISLATION TO FIRE OR DEMOTE POOR-PERFORMING EMPLOYEES OF THE VA - July 15, 2016
Former Presidential Candidate Tries Again To Remove Bad VA Employees
By Kellie Lunney, Government Executive
Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., is sponsoring a new accountability bill that aims to make it easier to fire and demote all Veterans Affairs employees, and would prevent department senior executives from receiving any bonuses over the next five years. The legislation is a companion bill to one Rep. Jeff Miller, R-Fla., introduced earlier this month.
The 2016 VA Accountability First and Appeals Modernization Act, introduced on Wednesday, is the latest effort by lawmakers to change the disciplinary process for VA employees and top career officials, essentially by reducing the time allotted for it to play out. The measure also would give the secretary clear authority to rescind bonuses, retirement benefits and relocation expenses from employees under certain circumstances.
Additionally, the legislation would prohibit all VA senior executives from receiving awards or bonuses from fiscal 2017 through 2021.
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