"The VA’s leadership needs more flexibility for dealing with employees who have performed poorly, whether it’s firing or suspending them, or recouping bonuses that they didn’t deserve." I agree.
"The VA has struggled to punish executives accused of wrongdoing since employees covered up long waits at veteran hospitals across the country and an investigation found a corrosive management culture." I agree.
As a veteran, I expect the VA to serve me and my fellow veterans with respect and fairness. I expect the VA employees to be professionals and their misconduct, either on or off-duty should be punished.
The VA has a history of negative conduct and this bill would be a move in the the right direction.