Thursday, June 7, 2012

GSA employees under IG investigation received $1.1M in bonuses

GSA again--you can't make this stuff up!!--

GSA employees under IG investigation received $1.1M in bonuses - " . . . An ongoing congressional investigation reveals $1.1 million in bonuses were awarded to 84 employees of the General Services Administration since 2008 — while the inspector general was probing these individuals for wrongdoing or misconduct. Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-Mo.), who is heading the investigation, said the overall number of employees receiving bonuses while under investigation is likely to be "far higher" since not all information for current investigations is now available, according to a release from the senator. Of the 84 GSA employees, each received an average of eight bonuses, totaling $13,000. One program officer received more than $38,000 in bonuses since 2008, despite being reassigned for abuse of authority. Another employee, a GS-14 level supervisor, received more than $20,000 in bonuses, even after being reprimanded for interfering with an IG investigation, according to the release. "It doesn't pass the smell test to be awarding huge bonuses in taxpayer dollars to officials who are being investigated, or have already been found responsible, for fraud and waste of those very taxpayer dollars. . . "

And to think the Obama administration did nothing until this whole sorry mess was uncovered by Congress!


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