The General Services Administration – you know, the agency that’s supposed to be a watch dog over government spending – is back in the news. This time it’s over $750,000 in travel expenses racked up by work-from-home employees in less than a year. They’re the poster children for everything that’s wrong with our bloated, big-spending government.
The new, questionable spending by the work-at-home employees attracted the concern of Jeff Neely, the Western region executive who was put on leave, then resigned in the wake of the 2010 conference scandal, according to e-mails and other documents provided to the House oversight and obtained Saturday by Fox News.
“OMG,” Neely wrote in a 2011 e-mail to a regional commissioner who circulated a spreadsheet that included travel-reimbursement costs for virtual employees.
“100 virtuals and most of them with some pretty serious grades,” Neely wrote, referring to the employees’ government employment ratings. “[W]ell this is a fine mess we’ve gotten ourselves into.”
Neely forwarded the e-mail chain to other colleagues with this message: “This will take your breath away. Don’t share further,” according to another e-mail.
The average reimbursement was $8,000 per virtual employee, according to the Oversight committee’s initial findings. (Read More)
Well, we can see why Neely didn’t want that information shared further. I can’t wait to find out what they spent the money on.
Here’s the video report.
Via Fox Nation