25,000 VA Employees Earn More than $180,000 Annually
Posted by Steve Markowitz on July 7, 2014
The VA scandal involved veterans dying as they waited for medical treatment from Veterans Administration hospitals. In addition, VA management personnel were given bonuses as a result of their falsified reports that indicated timely treatment.
The IRJournal.com published VA salary information that adds fuel to the fire of the growing scandal. The compensation list comes from the Office of Personnel Management. It includes the number of civilian governmental employees who earn more than $180,000 annually that indicates:
- Just over 25,000 government civilian workers earn more than $180,000 annually.
- 18,709 of the 25,000 works for Veteran Affairs Department, 5% of its workforce.
- For comparison, 2,355, or 3% of the Department of Health and Human Services workforce, earn more than $180k annually.
- Also, 1,605, or 3% of the Department of Transportation’s workforce, earn more than $180k per year.
The government’s knee-jerk reaction to the VA scandal has been to increase the Department’s budget for the coming year. However, the problem is not related to a lack of funds. It is caused by employee greed, pure and simple. While Liberals decry greed in the private sector, they hide from the discussion when it comes to governmental employees since such a discussion will likely lead to the conclusion that the power and funds going to the government should be limited.