Government Accountability Office

Cut Bonuses

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An across the board freeze on Federal Government production and other bonuses should be implemented immediately. If most government programs that deliver benefits are backlogged, why are we still awarding bonuses to Federal Employees? For example,Veterans who receive compensation benefits for service connected disabilities have not had a Cost of Living Adjustment (COLA) in many years; Federal Employees at the Veterans Benefits Administration (VBA) continued to receive COLAs until this year; The VBA offices are allowed to establish their own production goals while still struggling with the backlog to adjudicate claims; It would be a grand idea to review the production bonuses the VBA employees are receiving by "making goals on production"; An across the board freeze on VBA and all other Federal Agency production bonuses should be implemented immediately

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