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Department of Veterans Affairs, Office of Inspector General
Michael J. Missal, Inspector General

Report Summary

Title: Administrative Investigation, Abuse of Authority, Prohibited Personnel Practices, Failure to Properly Supervise, and a Lack of Candor, Office of Business Oversight, VA Central Office
Report Number: 11-02258-46 Download
Issue Date: 12/12/2011
City/State: Washington, DC
VA Office: Office of Management
Report Author: Office of Investigations
Report Type: Administrative Investigation
Release Type: Redacted

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.