Phoenix VA Director's Bonus Rescinded

May 21, 2014

Phoenix VA health care system Director Sharon Helman's nearly $9,400 bonus for last year has been rescinded.

Helman was placed on administrative leave on May 1 following accusations related to patient deaths.

VA officials in Washington say Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki exercised his authority to rescind Helman's performance award for fiscal year 2013.

A VA spokesman says the bonus had been awarded through an administrative error.