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Saturday, June 24, 2017

GAO Report: VA Employees Worked Over 1 MILLION Hours ... for Unions

In 2015, employees at the Department of Veterans Affairs worked over 1 million hours for unions, despite being paid for that time by taxpayers, according to arecent report from the Government Accountability Office (GAO). Worse, a full 346 employees spent 100 percent of their time working for unions.

"While veterans are dying waiting for care, there are hundreds of employees at the VA who are spending their time working for big-government unions that fight any attempt to fix the VA," Dan Caldwell, policy director at Concerned Veterans for America (CVA), said in a statement.

The GAO report cited data from fiscal year 2015 showing that "employees spent approximately 1,057,000 hours on official time for union representational activities, and according to VA officials, unions represented almost 290,000 bargaining unit employees across the agency during this time." Furthermore, "the data show that 346 employees spent 100 percent of their time on official time." "Official time" means time spent doing union work on the taxpayers' dime.



Anonymous said...

No worse than the union guy that Obama nominated to run the GPO. The Government no longer prints anything either.

Anonymous said...

Unions should be mandated to reimburse these salaries. This is the same as working two jobs with a paid salary at the same time.

Anonymous said...

There should be NO government employee unions-- just ask Illinois what they do for the taxpayers.

Anonymous said...

Scratch my back and I will scratch your back. Send the bill to the taxpayer,