Thursday, July 12, 2007

Insider disease

Looks like fiscal mismanagement isn't the only infection tainting the CDC. Equipment worth $22M missing from CDC - Yahoo! News
ATLANTA - The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services will investigate the disappearance of $22 million worth of equipment, computers and other items from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Last month, a congressional oversight committee requested an audit of the CDC's property management procedures and an investigation into allegations of theft at the center.

CDC officials said they have accounted for about $9 million in missing goods in recent weeks.

Between fiscal 2004 and 2006, there were 61 investigations into the theft or disappearance of CDC property. No arrests or disciplinary action resulted from those investigations, and several are ongoing, CDC spokesman Tom Skinner said.
Looks like some guvment employees take the entitlement concept further all the time.

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