Report Summary

Title: Alleged Improper Use of Personal Email and Misuse of Travel Funds
Report Number: 18-04604-94 Download
Issue Date: 3/29/2019
City/State: Washington, DC
VA Office: Veterans Health Administration (VHA)
Report Author: Office of Investigations
Report Type: Investigative
Release Type: Unrestricted

The VA Office of Inspector General (OIG) Administrative Investigations Division investigated an allegation that an employee within the Veterans Health Administration National Center for Ethics in Health Care, Washington, DC, used personal email to conduct VA business for an extended period in disregard of federal law. In addition, the complainant alleged that the employee espoused the view that the government should pay for the employee’s travel home to the Northeast, even though the employee’s duty station was Washington, DC. The OIG did not substantiate the allegations, and the matter was deemed resolved with no recommendations for further action.