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Fri May 30, 2014, 10:50 AM

Sloan Gibson..USO..Did he take from the poor & cut himsellf a fat check?

seemd upstanding until I read this from Nov 2013:

(snip)The $559,401 that United Service Organizations President and CEO Sloan Gibson is listed for earning on the nonprofit’s 2012 tax form is more than Obama’s $400,000 base salary. But Gibson’s figure, which includes a $125,000 bonus and incentive compensation, $18,477 in other compensation, $25,050 in deferred compensation, and $23,035 in nontaxable benefits in addition to his $367,839 base pay, is about on par with what Obama receives.

That includes Obama’s $150,000 expense account and $100,000 nontaxable travel account. In all, Obama’s compensation package comes to about $569,000 per year.

With Gibson pegged to become the No. 2 administrator at the Department of Veterans Affairs next year, the next in line to succeed him at the USO is John Pray. Last year, Pray’s compensation package came to $365,323. Pray’s compensation, along with the next five key USO employees’ compensation, totaled $1.85 million for an average of $308,000 in 2012.

(snip)Ross said he is also not pleased that the USO constantly urges its volunteers to make cash donations in addition to the work they donate to run the lounges and clubs for the USO.

“It’s very annoying when you get an email from the current CEO, Sloan Gibson, and it says, ‘We have a program and its goal is to raise $250,000.’ Then you read the tax return and see he’s getting a bonus of $125,000. It’s like, ‘What?’ Why don’t you come out and say, ‘Hey, as the CEO of the USO I’m going to challenge you. I will match all your donations up to, let’s say, $100,000,’ something along those lines. That’s real leadership.”

In her email, Fishel wrote that the “USO does not solicit its volunteers for donations. The email he received has nothing to do with volunteers and has no correlation with his volunteer status.

“The USO, like many other nonprofits, regularly communicates to our many donors and supporters via email and direct mail, and Mr. Ross may have received one of these,” Fishel wrote.

Ross said the congressionally chartered USO should have executives who are paid a fair market wage that is between $200,000 and $250,000 per year, not twice that amount.

“Why can’t we get top-notch retired military personnel who could be doing this work and pay them a fair market wage to supplement the pension they’re already getting?” he asked

http://www.reviewjournal.com/news/las-vegas-uso-volunteer-complains-about-nonprofit-leaders-pay

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Reminded me of how Brinker managed the Pink Ribbon non-profit.
Hope I am wrong to doubt Sloan Gibson, and the VA is repaired to peak performance for our Veterans.
And I hope Mr Gibson is not readying the dept for a move to privatize. Our tax dollars we pay to care for our veteran programs were never intended to line the pockets of private corporations.

We will see.

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Fri May 30, 2014, 10:57 AM

1. Wow!

an alltime record in the time it's taken for a Presidential announcement to be made and the time it's taken to diss it in DU. Amazing!

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Fri May 30, 2014, 01:29 PM

2. Not dissing..Yet. As I said I have hopes that he will repair the VA for our Vets.

However a simple google caused me to question. And that's what we all should do where our government & our tax dollars are concerned.
Considering the trust that has been lost on certain failings in the govt, I have become tainted to the "trust first, ask questions later' way of viewing policies & appointments.
I'll certainly give the man time to prove my doubts incorrect. Am hoping he does without moving towards my fear of privatizing another US Govt dept.

Perhaps he has the skill required to do what is right for our Veterans & the power to correct the systemic failures of the entire Department
Not a small task.

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