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Department of Education employees received more than $5.7 million in bonuses in the 2003 calendar year. The amounts ranged from a few hundred dollars to tens of thousands for some employees. Below are the top 10 bonus recipients last year.

Name Position Bonus
Theresa S. Shaw chief operating officer, Office of Federal Student Aid $71,250
Steven Y. Winnick deputy general counsel 46,900
Thomas P. Skelly director of budget services 46,900
Debra D. Wiley ombudsman, Federal Student Aid 35,104*
Calvin D. Thomas general manager for workforce-support services, Federal Student Aid 30,294*
Susan K. Thares external-events director, Federal Student Aid 32,891*
Gerald T. Schubert Jr. chief information officer, Federal Student Aid 28,500
John P. Higgins inspector general 26,800
Philip Link executive secretariat director 26,800
Veronica D. Trietsch director of human-resources services 26,760

*Two bonuses

SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education

Vol. 24, Issue 1, Page 36

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