Bill to eliminate pay cap for VA’s top healthcare workers passes Senate

Federal News Network: A bill designed to end an old pay cap for top health professionals at the Department of Veterans Affairs easily passed the Senate. The Competitive Pay for Leaders in Veterans Health Care Act will correct an unintended consequence from a 2010 bill that was supposed to help VA fill Senior Executive Service positions. The bill specifically will exclude Title 38 SES members from an existing salary cap. Senate Veterans Affairs Committee leaders Jerry Moran (R-Kan.) and Jon Tester (D-Mont.) introduced the bill that now heads to the House.

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