|Title:||Allegations of Nepotism at the Miami VA Healthcare System in Florida|
|VA Office:||Veterans Health Administration (VHA)
|Report Author:||Office of Special Reviews
|Report Type:||Administrative Investigation
The VA Office of Inspector General (OIG) investigated a non-specific allegation that chief nurses within the Miami VA Health Care System (Miami HCS) violated the federal anti-nepotism statute by arranging to have their spouses hired for positions for which the spouses were not qualified. This allegation could not be substantiated. In addition, a specific allegation of nepotism was made pertaining to the conduct of a particular chief nurse.