The VA Department budget will be reduced in an attempt to make spending more efficient. Large veteran organizations are offering suggestions to possible reduce the budget. These changes and cuts include mandatory overtime, staff size, and other programs that may be considered excessively costly, such as shredding documents. A hearing was held to discuss the potential rise of VA budget cuts.
Mandatory overtime has been a tool the VA has used to deal with the backlog of benefit claims. The overtime has been stated as neither cost effective or productive.
Administrative staff size may also be an area where cuts could be achieved. Funding may be limited, and any current positions that are considered over staffed or frivolous could be reviewed in an attempt to save money.
With talk of cuts, and bonuses to senior executives while vets wait to receive benefits, the potential for changes is most likely immanent. Methods such as cutting wasteful spending will continue to be discussed until a clear path is chosen.
We will continue to update this article as new information is released.
Source [Marine Corp Times]