IG Slams Interior for Failing to Support Its Senior Executive Reassignments

Government Executive: The Interior Department failed to spell out any coherent or consistent plan to support its reassignment of nearly three-dozen career senior executives last year, according to a new report, leading to the impression the new jobs were chosen for political or punitive reasons.

The lack of documentation surrounding Interior’s controversial reassignments led the department’s inspector general to conclude it could not say definitively whether they were in compliance with federal legal requirements. The department did not follow governmentwide guidance in putting together the board that oversaw the transfers, the IG said, and left senior executives in the dark about their new positions in both the lead up and aftermath of their official notifications.

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