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May 30, 2014

Overnight Open Thread (30 May 2014)

Shinseki's resignation is not near enough. No way. Especially since it was just elaborate theater. While vets wait, VA employees do union work.

In total, the VA spent at least $13.77 million on 251 salaried employees performing full-time union work. Others, who were not included on the list provided by the VA, work part-time for unions at the taxpayer expense. In fiscal year 2011, the latest on record, the VA used 998,483 hours of this “official time,” costing taxpayers more than $42 million.

The newly released records show that in Baltimore, which has the nation’s longest wait times for veterans’ claims, taxpayers covered $372,674 in salary costs in 2012 for a clinical dietetic technician, a patient-services assistant, a health technician, a medical-support assistant, and two nurses to spend all their time at work on union issues and none of it working with veterans.

In Columbia, S.C., the VA pays one health technician a $40,706 salary to work for the American Federation of Government Employees.


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Sorry for the short ONT. I've been landscaping all day and I'm beat. Putting in some slate walkways. Brutal when digging through clay.

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