Evaluation of Alleged AUO Misuse at U.S. Border Patrol, Ysleta Station (OSC File No. DI-14-0631) [open pdf - 797KB]
From the Highlights: "The U.S. Office of Special Counsel (OSC) received a whistleblower disclosure concerning U.S. Customs and Border Protection's Ysleta Border Patrol Station (Ysleta Station) in El Paso, Texas. The whistleblower alleged that supervisors and border patrol agents at the Ysleta Station claim administratively uncontrollable overtime (AUO), but fail to perform duties that qualify for AUO. The whistleblower also alleged that supervisors at the Ysleta Station authorize AUO to compensate injured agents who are assigned administrative duties and are not working overtime hours. OSC referred this allegation to DHS Acting Secretary Rand Beers. The Department subsequently requested our assistance with this allegation and several other AUO-related allegations from other DHS components. We assembled a taskforce of auditors, program analysts, investigators, and attorneys to review these allegations. This report contains the results of our evaluation on the alleged misuse of AUO at the Ysleta Station in El Paso, Texas."
Department of Homeland Security, Office of Inspector General, Report No. OIG-15-07
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