An organization representing top federal managers claims that proposed legislation to ban bonuses for senior executives at the Department of Veterans Affairs is “counter-productive,” GovExec reports Tuesday.
Eric Katz writes the Senior Executives Association believes the ban could either drive VA executives to retire early, seek employment in the private sector or perform poorly.
Carol Bonosaro, SEA president, told Reps. Jeff Miller (R-Fla.) and Mike Michaud (D-Maine) in a letter that there are misconceptions out there about the salaries executives receive and what they accomplish, according to GovExec.
“All indications suggest that the federal career executive corps is an extremely hard-working, dedicated and effective group of senior managers who work to maintain the public trust,” she added.
Miller introduced the Putting Veterans Funding First Act, which is intended to save the federal government $18 million through banning the bonuses.