Report Summary

Title: Administrative Investigation, Prohibited Personnel Practice and Preferential Treatment, National Cemetery Administration, VA Central Office
Report Number: 13-03899-216
Issue Date: 7/17/2014
VA Office: National Cemetery Administration (NCA)
Report Author: Office of Investigations
Report Type: Administrative Investigation
Release Type: Redacted
Summary: The former Under Secretary for Memorial Affairs engaged in a prohibited personnel practice when he created a position and preselcted an employee for that position. He also engaged in preferential treatment of an NCA contractor when he developed a less-than-arm's-length relationship with the contractor. Further, NCA improperly gave the contractor sole-source contracts to provide one-to-one services to select NCA employees.