Five GSA Employees Spent Nearly a Week in Hawaii for One Hour Ribbon Cutting Ceremony


I suppose this is Bush’s fault, too. Note, this was after the lavish $800,000 conference in Las Vegas. I wonder how much it cost to fly five federal employees to Hawaii and then put them up for nearly a week.

The House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee said Wednesday that five employees associated with the recently scandal-plagued Government Services Administration went to Hawaii for up to a week in 2011 to attend an hour-long ribbon cutting on space leased by the federal government for the FBI.

Details of the incident surfaced in a transcript of an interview between the GSA Inspector General’s Office and a GSA employee.

The employee indicated to the IG investigator that trip was not isolated and that there was another, longer junket scheduled for Hawaii this fall.

That one would be in Hilo, Hawaii for 10 days and would include ribbon cuttings for a federal building, a post office and perhaps a courthouse.

Read the whole thing. You just can’t make this stuff up!