||Administrative Investigation, Improper Locality Pay, Service Area Office West and Desert Pacific Healthcare Network, Long Beach, CA
||Long Beach, CA
||Veterans Health Administration (VHA)
||Office of Investigations
A VA employee improperly applied Federal regulations related to teleworking when advising the Network Contract Manager that he could authorize a Long Beach duty station for a newly hired employee to provide the employee a higher rate of pay when the employee lived and regularly performed duties outside of the Long Beach commuting area. However, even in applying those regulations, the Network Contract Manager failed to comply by recording the dates and times that the employee spent in the Long Beach area to justify that locale as her duty station.