|Title:||Review of SES Reassignments in the Veterans Benefits Administration|
|VA Office:||Veterans Benefits Administration (VBA)
|Report Author:||Office of Special Reviews
|Report Type:||Management Advisory Memo
The OIG reviewed the reassignments of two executive directors in the Veterans Benefits Administration (VBA) to determine whether VA’s policies and procedures were followed when determining their eligibility for relocation allowances. The OIG found nothing improper with respect to the allowances paid to the two executive directors. The OIG observed, however, that there were inconsistencies in VA’s guidance regarding the approval of relocation allowances. Specifically, the policy guidance appears to have improperly applied criteria regarding relocation incentives rather than those for relocation allowances. These different payment options are defined in separate and distinct federal regulations and VA policy.