Issues of concern to people who live in the west: property rights, water rights, endangered species, livestock grazing, energy production, wilderness and western agriculture. Plus a few items on western history, western literature and the sport of rodeo... Frank DuBois served as the NM Secretary of Agriculture from 1988 to 2003. DuBois is a former legislative assistant to a U.S. Senator, a Deputy Assistant Secretary of Interior, and is the founder of the DuBois Rodeo Scholarship.
Wednesday, April 05, 2017
DOI paid $6 million to 242 employees while on paid leave
Department of the Interior (DOI) officials were paid $6 million while on extended administrative leave – often while under investigation for misconduct – without documented approval, a government watchdog reported Wednesday.
The $6 million went to 242 DOI employees on administrative leave for at least 45 days between January 2013 and July 2016, the agency’s Inspector General (IG) reported. Of the 30 employees the IG sampled, 22 “were put on administrative leave
for matters related to misconduct allegations,” the report said.
Similarly, personnel matters, including misconduct investigations, are
the most common reason for extended administrative leave, according to
the Government Accountability Office...more