State Dept. Employees Could Award Themselves Promotions, Watchdog Warns

Government Executive | April 23, 2019

State Dept. Employees Could Award Themselves Promotions, Watchdog Warns
Management lapses make the State Department vulnerable to employees potentially awarding themselves promotions, the inspector general warned on Tuesday. Watchdog Steve Linick issued a “management letter” that reproduces a compendium of issues with the department’s financial and security procedures prepared on April 15 by Kearney & Co. in its audit of State’s fiscal 2018 financial statement. Among the issues raised is the way that State’s human resources team executes hiring, transfers, promotions and demotions using the SF-52 (Request for Personnel Action) forms in its Global Employment Management System.

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