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S. 2807 - Department of Veterans Affairs Bonus Transparency Act

Sponsor: Dean Heller (R)
Introduced: 2018-05-09
Bill Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Veterans' Affairs.
 

Department of Veterans Affairs Bonus Transparency Act

This bill requires the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to report to Congress annually on the performance awards and bonuses presented to Regional Office Directors of the VA, Directors of Medical Centers of the VA, and Directors of Veterans Integrated Service Networks.

Each report shall include:

  • the amount of each award or bonus,
  • the job title of each recipient, and
  • the location where each recipient individual works.

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115th CONGRESS
2d Session
S. 2807


    To amend title 38, United States Code, to require the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to submit an annual report regarding performance awards and bonuses awarded to certain high-level employees of the Department of Veterans Affairs.


IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

May 9, 2018

    Mr. Heller (for himself and Mr. Casey) introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Veterans' Affairs


A BILL

    To amend title 38, United States Code, to require the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to submit an annual report regarding performance awards and bonuses awarded to certain high-level employees of the Department of Veterans Affairs.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. Short title.

This Act may be cited as the “Department of Veterans Affairs Bonus Transparency Act”.

SEC. 2. Annual report on performance awards and bonuses awarded to certain high-level employees of the Department of Veterans Affairs.

(a) In general.—Chapter 7 of title 38, United States Code, is amended by adding at the end the following new section:

§ 714. Annual report on performance awards and bonuses awarded to certain high-level employees

“(a) In general.—Not later than 30 days after the end of each fiscal year, the Secretary shall submit to the appropriate committees of Congress a report that contains, for the most recent fiscal year ending before the submittal of the report, a description of the performance awards and bonuses awarded to Regional Office Directors of the Department, Directors of Medical Centers of the Department, and Directors of Veterans Integrated Service Networks.

“(b) Elements.—Each report submitted under subsection (a) shall include the following with respect to each performance award or bonus awarded to an individual described in such subsection:

“(1) The amount of each award or bonus.

“(2) The job title of the individual awarded the award or bonus.

“(3) The location where the individual awarded the award or bonus works.

“(c) Appropriate committees of Congress.—In this section, the term ‘appropriate committees of Congress’ means—

“(1) Committee on Veterans’ Affairs and the Committee on Appropriations of the Senate; and

“(2) the Committee on Veterans’ Affairs and the Committee on Appropriations of the House of Representatives.”.

(b) Clerical amendment.—The table of sections at the beginning of chapter 7 of such title is amended by inserting after the item relating to section 713 the following new item:


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