A tool meant to provide customer service to the public from the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has turned into a message board full of complaints and demands made by the agency’s employees.
The National Institutes of Health (NIH) is approving funding for studies that had not met their own research goals, jeopardizing millions in taxpayer dollars, according to an agency watchdog.
The Department of Energy (DOE) will pay a “Diversity and Inclusion Specialist” up to $118,000 a year, according to a new job opening with the federal government.
The Department of Homeland Security ran up more than $20 million in conference-related expenses in 2014, according to a recently released government audit.
The National Science Foundation (NSF) is spending nearly $300,000 to study weight stigma, a project where obese people will text researchers to report when they have been mocked because of their size.
Taxpayers paid a government worker at the U.S. Patent Office to play golf and pool, according to an investigation by the Commerce Department’s Office of Inspector General (OIG) that found nearly half of the employee’s billed hours were fraudulent.
Michelle Obama’s June trip to Italy and the United Kingdom cost taxpayers more than $200,000 on air transportation alone, according to documents released by a government watchdog group.
Department of Homeland Security (DHS) employees used a government charge card to make purchases totaling $31,413 at Starbucks, according to an audit by the DHS Inspector General (IG).
The National Institutes of Health (NIH) is spending nearly a half million dollars to text rural Americans motivational messages so they can stop dipping.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) says it is creating jobs by spending millions on snowmobiles, fire trucks, studying a “gluten-free mill,” and other local initiatives.