Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Government employees cash advance government credit cards at casinos and racetracks...

When I pay for work related items (several hundred $ a month,) I use my credit card and file a request for a check, or expense report, that is signed by my boss. Why do government employees have taxpayer funded credit cards?

Via Washington Free Beacon:
Department of Transportation (DOT) employees use government credit cards for cash advances at casinos and racetracks, according to a report by the Office of Inspector General (OIG).
Employees misused their government-issued travel cards in 2012, racking up $2.1 million in charges for personal items, and more than $180,000 in unauthorized cash advances while they were not on business trips.
The audit, released last week, examined the travel card program, which employees are authorized to use on hotels, transportation, and meals during government travel. The OIG found that the DOT does not have effective policies in place to prevent the government credit cards from being misused. In fact, the agency has no policy prohibiting employees from taking cash advances out at casinos.
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