Oklahoma Deptartment of Veterans Affairs seeking $250,000 in administrator pay raises
BY MICHAEL MCNUTT NewsOK.com
Tuesday, January 29, 2013
1/29/13 at 5:53 AM
OKLAHOMA CITY - The Oklahoma Department of Veterans Affairs, which has come under scrutiny for allegations of mistreatment of residents at some of its seven veterans centers, is seeking more than $250,000 in additional money next year to pay for increasing the salaries of five administrators.
The salary request is part of the agency's central office reorganization, which includes boosting the salary of the director, John McReynolds, who was hired last month, from $99,750 to $140,000.
The proposed increase in salaries, presented Monday to the House of Representatives Budget Subcommittee on Public Health and Social Services, totals $254,786. Part of the plan calls for an assistant director to oversee the veterans centers, with the salary increasing from $64,750 to $100,000, and an assistant director for claims and benefits, with the salary increasing from $21,158 to $100,000.
The deputy director's salary would increase from $95,000 to $120,000 and a public information officer's salary would increase from $36,618 to $62,500.
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