|Title:||Alleged Misuse of Official Time and Possible Ethics Violation by an Information Technology Employee|
|VA Office:||Office of Information and Technology (OIT)
|Report Author:||Office of Special Review
The Office of Special Reviews investigated allegations that a GS-14 employee in VA’s Office of Information and Technology misused his government email by sending personal emails during work hours, and also took advantage of his telework arrangement to handle personal matters during his duty hours. The OIG could not substantiate the misuse of official time or improper use of VA resources because the employee routinely worked outside of his regular duty hours with his supervisor’s approval, and VA has not established criteria defining how much personal use of VA email is excessive.