Report Summary

Title: Administrative Investigation Improper Academic Degree Funding,Improper Detail and Failure to Cooperate with an OIG Investigation, OI&T VA Central Office
Report Link: http://www.va.gov/oig/pubs/VAOIG-09-01123-16.pdf
Report Number: 09-01123-16
Issue Date: 10/29/2010
City/State: Washington, DC
VA Office: Office of Information and Technology (OIT)
Report Author: Office of Investigations
Report Type: Administrative Investigation
Release Type: Unrestricted
Summary: An administrative investigation substantiated that a former Executive Assistant, who has since retired, to the former Assistant Secretary for Information & Technology improperly authorized academic degree funding of approximately $75,000 for Mr. John English, the former special Assistant to the VA Secretary and Deputy Secretary, to obtain an Executive Master of Business Administration degree at The George Washington University; that Mr. English was improperly detailed for an extended period; and that Mr. English failed to cooperate with an Office of Inspector General investigation.