We investigated allegations that a National Park Service (NPS) supervisor took Government property for personal use and misused her official position. The NPS subsequently notified us that one of the supervisor’s subordinate employees also took Government computer equipment for personal use. We found that the NPS supervisor and two subordinate employees took Government property for personal use. We also found that the NPS supervisor misused two subordinates’ official time by directing them to perform work on her personal property for her personal benefit. Lastly, we found that park officials did not ensure that the subordinate employees received mandatory property disposal training. The NPS supervisor admitted guilt of felony theft and was accepted into a diversion program that, if successfully completed, would lead to dismissal of a felony theft charge. Based on that charge and an interim report of our findings, the NPS subsequently issued the supervisor a 14 calendar-day suspension without pay. She paid the NPS $3,964 in restitution.
Tuesday, May 11, 2021
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