The Environmental Protection Agency Office of Inspector General released a report citing cracks in the hiring and payroll practices. The two major problems uncovered were that managers did not “verify the employment history or references of job candidates and hasn’t always followed internal overtime policies or guidelines for reporting time and attendance.”

Unchecked backgrounds could result in the hiring of less than qualified candidates, or candidates with a history of deception. The report recommended that the office “require verification of work history and references before making final hiring decisions.” The problem with overtime policies and guidelines stemmed more from unclear policies than abuse. The report recommended the office clarify and standardize processes to eliminate fraud.

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