VA Administrator Resigns over Death Scandal, Still on Payroll
A former top administrator at the VAMC in Augusta, Georgia, is still on the payroll at the hospital, according to a local CBS station.
CBS 12 recently reported that Dr. Luke Stapleton is still getting paid despite stepping down after numerous veteran deaths plagued veterans seeking cancer care at the facility. Stapleton resigned over a year ago. According to a federal pay database, he earned $278,000 per year. That is quite a well paid year long vacation he’s been on, if true.
Of all the doctors involved, no one else stepped down other than Stapleton.
Representative Jeff Miller is hot over the issue. However, I think it will be a cold chance in hell before Miller or anyone else on the House Committee on Veterans Affairs really does something that changes the lack of accountability in VA.
Read more here: CBS Channel 12 News
Dr Stapleton stepped down as Chief of Staff, he has still been working as a staff oncologist at he VA and his pay was reduced appropriately.
As a Leader, the responsibilities for anything that goes wrong is his, or else don’t accept the responsibilities. As former Leader, for anything that went wrong, you are the first that comes under fire. His Boss is a nut for keeping a man on the payroll after stepping down. In this case his Bosses need to be fired for keeping him on the payroll. The wages that were unearned, needs to be drafted from his Bosses pay for making such a stupid mistake. Not from the Veteran’s Administration payroll. Someone need Leadership Skills, sounds to me like both of them are poor Leaders.
DR. STAPLETON DID WHAT HE COULD IN LIEU OF THE CHARGES, I CAN NOT “FAULT HIM(UNLESS HE ACTUALLY WAS PERSONALLY RESPONSIBLE FOR THE DEATHS). I THINK IT WOULD BE HARD TO TURN DOWN $278,000, IF THIS IS “TRUE”.
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