Rep. Roe Introduces Legislation to Withhold Bonuses If VA Employee Is in Violation of Civil Law
Rep. Phil Roe (TN-01)
Rep. Phil Roe introduced H.R. 4481, the Veterans’ Affairs Employee Accountability Act (VAEA), which ensures that no employee at the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) who knowingly violates civil law receives a bonus.
Rep. Roe issued the following statement:
"Government employees, specifically those who serve our veterans at the Department of Veterans Affairs, need to be held accountable for their actions, and that includes abiding by the law. Currently, there are loopholes in the Veterans Affairs Acquisition Regulation that allow employees who are in violation of civil law to receive a bonus.
"That is why I introduced the Veterans’ Affairs Employee Accountability Act. My bill would fix the loopholes and hold VA employees accountable for their actions by restricting any bonus from the employee in violation of civil law. Financial incentives are a valuable tool to retain employees, but they shouldn’t be given to VA employees who break the law."