Candace Carter, a former biological science technician at Canaveral National Seashore, has won a whistle-blower retaliation ruling. Carter first alerted the Office of Inspector General about misconduct including nepotism and contracting violations in 2011. After an initial investigation found wrongdoing, Carter again alerted the OIG in 2014 that the staff continued to split purchases to smaller dollar amounts to avoid competitive bids.
While park officials will not comment because of privacy rights, additional training has been provided to the staff “to prevent any future contacting violations, nepotism, or retaliation against whistle-blowing.
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