Six of the region’s 10 highest-paid Veterans Affairs employees are physicians who work at the James A. Haley Veterans’ Hospital, according to The Tampa Tribune.
All six physicians earn more than $350,000 annually at the Tampa facility, one of the nation’s largest and busiest VA facilities. A total of 40 Haley employees and 11 at the C.W. Bill Young VA Medical Center are doctors earning at least $300,000, The Tribune reports.
Several of the highest-paid employees earned salaries and controversial performance awards, The Tribune reports. The House Veterans Committee pointed out that performance pay continued to be paid without a clear link to performance, according to The Tribune.