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

Report Summary

Title: Administrative Investigation, Misuse of Official Time and Resources and Failure to Properly Supervise, Office of Human Resources and Administration, Washington, DC
Report Number: 12-02503-151 Download
Issue Date: 3/28/2013
City/State: Washington, DC
VA Office: Office of Human Resources and Administration
Report Author: Office of Investigations
Report Type: Administrative Investigation
Release Type: Redacted

A Management Analyst misused official VA time and resources when working in a non-VA position, performing non-VA duties during VA tours of duty. The Analyst also misused a VA-assigned computer and email account for non-VA duties and failed to properly request sick leave for attending to medical matters during VA time. Additionally, Mr. Joseph Viani, Executive Director for Strategic Management Group, and Ms. Mary Santiago, a former (retired) VA Director, failed to properly supervise the Analyst when they knew that the Analyst worked in a non-VA position during VA tours of duty and that they did not exercise the necessary supervisory oversight to ensure the Analyst took the proper leave.