||Administrative Investigation, Abuse of Authority, Prohibited Personnel Practices, Failure to Properly Supervise, and a Lack of Candor, Office of Business Oversight, VA Central Office
||Office of Management
||Office of Investigations
An administrative investigation found that an Office of Business Oversight (OBO) senior official, as part of a recruitment process, attempted to pressure a subordinate into making a false representation concerning an interview score and the proper standing of a preferred job applicant. The U.S. Department of Justice declined criminal prosecution in favor of available administrative remedies. In addition, another OBO senior official failed to properly discharge his duties and responsibilities as a supervisor when he, after receiving two separate complaints alleging serious misconduct, failed in both instances to investigate and take the appropriate corrective action. Furthermore, both OBO senior officials failed to testify freely and honestly in connection with the investigation.