It seems that whatever Lois Lerner was doing, she was doing something right by her bosses.
Turns out, while was worming her way into the hearts and minds of every Republican in America, over her alleged use of IRS resources to investigate conservative 501(c)(4)s, trying to root out their dastardly ring of influence, she was also worming her way into the hearts and minds of IRS higher ups, who rewarded her excellent work with more than a hundred thousand in bonuses.
Former IRS official Lois Lerner received $129,300 in bonuses between 2010 and 2013, records obtained through the Freedom of Information Act show.
Over a three-year period, Lerner, the head of the tax-exempt division at the heart of the IRS targeting scandal, received a 25 percent retention bonus—averaging $43,000 a year—on top of her regular salary…
Former acting IRS commissioner Steven T. Miller recommended Lerner for a $42,000 retention bonus in December 2009, when she first became eligible for retirement.
“Ms. Lerner is eligible for retirement and as an attorney with extensive experience would likely command a much greater pay and benefits if she left the Service,” Miller wrote. “Without a retention incentive she will leave the Service.”
The federal government, apparently, hands out these awards to very special employees that they feel need an incentive to stay in government service, rather than take their monstrous talents to the private sector. It seems Lois is so good at her job that the Federal government is definitely loathe to lose her. According to the Free Beacon, Lois earned around $40K for her stellar work in 2011 and 2012 but missed out on her year-end bonus in 2013 because she earned just a teensy bit too much: around $230K.
Of course, Lerner retired last year, so her retention bonus was cancelled. Tough break, I guess.