Wednesday Waste, GSA Bonuses…Again
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A House subcommittee met today to request more information on the culture of excessive compensation and lavish conferences at the General Services Administration (GSA). This hearing was prompted by additional reports of waste and abuse at the GSA.
Washington, D.C. based WUSA9 News revealed an additional $30 million in bonuses that should have been released in a May Freedom of Information Act request for GSA payroll and bonus information. Newly released payroll records revealed that total bonuses paid in fiscal year 2011 totaled $44 million rather than the previously reported $13 million.
Chairman of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, Rep. John Mica, said his committee would investigate as many as 70 conferences. The conferences will be examined for “waste and abuse” seen at the 2010 Las Vegas Conference that cost taxpayers more than $800,000 and a one-day Virginia conference that cost $270,000.
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