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Inspection Letter Report: INS-L-09-02

January 30, 2009

Letter Report on Questionable Purchases at the Hanford Site

This letter report provides the results of an Office of Inspector General inspection of questionable purchases at the Department of Energy's Hanford Site (Hanford). During a review of the procurement card program at the Fluor Hanford Company (Fluor), we learned that Fluor and another Hanford prime contractor, CH2M Hill Hanford Company (CH2M Hill), had used Government funds to purchase overtime meals for employees. In addition, we learned Fluor had used Government funds to purchase gift items that were given away to the public. The objective of this inspection was to determine if the purchase of overtime meals and gifts using Government funds was in compliance with applicable Federal regulations and policies.

Topic: Management and Administration