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INSUFFICIENT DOCUMENTATION OF EVALUATION USE OF EXTENDED ADMINISTRATIVE LEAVE AT THE U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

March 29, 2017
By Department of Interior Inspector General

Details how hundreds of Department of Interior employees have milked the administrative leave system for more than $6 million since 2013.

From January 2013 and July 2016, the U.S. Department of the Interior (DOI) had 242 employees on extended administrative leave, 45 days or more, costing taxpayers at a cost of more than $6 million in salaries. DOI failed to sufficiently document why these administrative leaves were approved and did not adequately exercise oversight over the employees allowed to go on extended leave or the program in general. 
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