Report Summary

Title: Alleged Misuse of VA Position and Resources
Report Number: 17-03802-197 Download
Issue Date: 6/13/2018
VA Office: Veterans Health Administration (VHA)
Report Author: Office of Investigations
Report Type: Investigative Report
Release Type: Unrestricted

The VA Office of Inspector General (OIG) received allegations that a senior manager at a VA medical facility abused their position and VA resources. The senior manager allegedly instructed a subordinate to provide the senior manager’s family member with additional daily Home-Based Primary Care (HBPC) home nursing visits as well as additional fee-basis homemaker services. More specifically, the complainant alleged that the senior manager requested these services be provided to his/her family member while the senior manager was on vacation. The senior manager also allegedly misused his/her position when he/she instructed subordinates to waive any additional copayments for services rendered to his/her family member. Finally, the complainant alleged that the senior manager’s spouse acted as the senior manager’s surrogate by requesting expedited scheduling with VA Choice Program physicians while identifying themselves as the spouse of the senior manager. The OIG did not substantiate any of these allegations. Because the OIG did not substantiate any of the allegations, the identity of the senior manager will not be disclosed in this report.