Weaknesses in the social safety net for contract workers.
Phoenix VA Director's Bonus Rescinded
Phoenix VA health care system Director Sharon Helman's nearly $9,400 bonus for last year has been rescinded.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.