SENIOR EXECUTIVES UNDER ATTACK AT VA - February 26, 2018
Senators Try Yet Again to Crack Down on VA’s Senior Executives
By Eric Katz, Government Executive
In 2014, the top career executives at the Veterans Affairs Department faced a new process to expedite their removal under a measure signed into law by President Obama. Last year, President Trump signed a new law replacing that authority and again creating a separate, faster track for VA to fire Senior Executive Service employees. In between, SESers faced restrictions on their bonuses.
Now, a bipartisan pair of senators is taking one more crack at boosting oversight of VA’s highest-ranked civil servants.