IMO a classic case of why this would not work!
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A House committee chairman renewed his criticism Thursday of the bonuses paid to senior executives at the Veterans Affairs Department and called on the VA to recoup a nearly $63,000 bonus given to an official who oversaw a Pittsburgh hospital where an outbreak of Legionnaires' disease killed five veterans.
Rep. Jeff Miller, chairman of the House Committee on Veterans' Affairs, said that giving the government's top award for its senior professionals to VA regional director Michael Moreland showed there was no limit to the "VA's tone deafness." The American Legion also said the award "defies all logic."
"We are calling on VA to conduct a top-to-bottom review of its performance appraisal system to ensure outrageous bonus payments like this do not occur in the future," Miller said.
Miller, R-Fla., has been critical of late of the VA's performance bonuses, saying that some have gone to employees and managers who have failed in their jobs.