Texas officials gave $270 million in bonuses with few rules, little oversight

The top manager of the teacher’s pension fund received more than $2.2 million on top of his $504,000 a year salary.

A lawyer making $153,000 a year at the General Land Office took home an extra $147,000.

The Department of Public Safety’s chief auditor left the agency in Aug. 31, 2014; the next day, Texas wrote him a check for $54,000.

They’re just three of about 78,000 workers who in recent years received more than $270 million in bonuses from state agencies, whose directors exercise wide latitude as they dole out payments that are seldom questioned and, until now, never made public.

Source: Texas officials gave $270 million in bonuses with few rules, little oversight

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