Wednesday, October 12, 2016

IG Reports keeping a eye on VA

OIG Monthly Highlights

07/31/2016 08:00 PM EDT

Read about our top reports and investigations in August 2016.

The Chairman of the House Committee on Veterans' Affairs, after receiving a complaint letter, asked VA's OIG to investigate allegations that the Director of the Denver VA Regional Office was habitually absent from work during her designated duty hours and submitted incorrect timecards. OIG substantiated that she misused her official time when she arrived to her duty station late without taking the appropriate leave; when she was absent without leave; and when she improperly split her workday between her duty station, a non-VA location, and teleworking from home. OIG also found that she maintained an improper credit hour system for herself and her office staff. OIG did not substantiate an allegation that she was absent for several weeks at a time without taking sick leave, and OIG administratively closed that allegation. OIG discovered that VA's Office of Accountability Review (OAR) began an investigation concurrent to OIG's. To avoid any duplicative efforts, OIG accepted the misuse of time and timecard allegations, and OAR accepted all other allegations for investigation