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18,709 VA Employees Make
$180,000 or More

Cybercast News Service, by Ali Meyer

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Posted By:JoniTx, 7/2/2014 1:53:45 PM

The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has 59,297 employees – 17.3 percent out of 342,089 workers total -- that make $100,000 or more in yearly salary, according to data from the Office of Personnel Management (OPM). Among those employees, 18,709 of them earn a salary of $180,000 or more. An OPM database, FedScope, contains historical data on the federal civilian workforce going back to 1998. The database holds information about civilian federal workers employed by most Executive Branch agencies (excluding intelligence agencies, the White House, and the Office of the Vice President) and some Legislative Branch agencies. It does not

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: whyyeseyec, 7/2/2014 2:50:02 PM     (No. 9908663)

That´s approx $3,367,620,000 dollars right there being sucked out of the private sector that will never be available to start a business, grow a business or pay for a college education.

What are these people doing besides not caring for ex-servicemen and women?

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Axeman, 7/2/2014 3:13:01 PM     (No. 9908687)

Let´s say that the average non fed employee pays 20% in fed tax, just for example. That would mean it would take 93,545 of them making $180,000 or more just to pay the wages of these 18,709 VA employees.
This is why the more tax paid employees there are the less able you are to pay them.
But they do such a good job, right?

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Reply 3 - Posted by: thomthomp, 7/2/2014 3:55:28 PM     (No. 9908722)

It wouldn´t bother me a whole lot if most of those making the big bucks were doctors. I´d like to see that breakout.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: daveman55, 7/2/2014 3:55:52 PM     (No. 9908723)

The VA has 18,709 physicians? Wow! /s

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Reply 5 - Posted by: watercheetah, 7/2/2014 3:59:22 PM     (No. 9908728)

OPM=Other People´s Money


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Reply 6 - Posted by: hoosiergirl71, 7/2/2014 4:02:04 PM     (No. 9908731)

I wonder how many of them don´t pay their income taxes? Sweet gig!

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Reply 7 - Posted by: Coy860, 7/2/2014 4:08:18 PM     (No. 9908734)

Are people aware that the VA doesn´t answer their phones? After a 5 minute menu hop, the caller is told they are "too busy" to answer and to try again later. I tried for 5 days a week for 8 1/2 weeks to get through by phone to a live person. For the kind of money they are paid, those phones should be answered by a live person 24/7.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: mathman, 7/2/2014 4:15:15 PM     (No. 9908746)

There is the problem with government-run anything. Administrative fees suck up all the money.
I will bet that over 15,000 of these individuals do not have any contact with veterans. The VA, like other government agencies, is top-heavy with bureaucrats. And they face steady pay increases, whether they do anything or not.
They get bonuses, too.
The more people there are in the enterprise, the more levels of administration there are, and thus the higher the pay scale must be. It takes a lot of bodies to produce all those phony reports to Congress!

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