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Poor recordkeeping stymies probe into Interior actions

by Integrity of information, Lack of transparency, Records management non-compliance

The Department of the Interior’s internal watchdog office has concluded that it cannot determine whether an unusual and controversial reassignment of dozens of senior employees ran afoul of federal law – because top Interior officials failed to document how they made their decisions.

The report from Interior’s inspector general’s office highlights the latest example of department leaders keeping scant records of their personnel and spending decisions – a practice that has drawn scrutiny from congressional overseers and environmental groups. The Washington Post obtained a copy of the report from two separate sources before investigators published it later on Wednesday.

Read more: The Mercury News, April 11, 2018

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