May 17, 2013
Dear Assistant Secretary Washburn:
On August 10, 2012, the Office of the Inspector General ("010") for the U.S. Department of the Interior ("Department") issued a Report of Investigation ("Report") entitled "Jeanette Hanna et al." The Report outlined a series of concerns and allegations against former Bureau of Indian Affairs ("BIA") Regional Director Jeanette Hanna, who has been reassigned, initially only on a temporary detail basis, to BIA Headquarters in Washington, D.C. The Report focused on the apparent mismanagement surrounding Ms. Hanna's extended detail, including allegations that Ms. Hanna spent more than $33,000 of government funds on a hotel room in Washington, D.C. while she was physically in Oklahoma. This was only part of the $178,000 that was spent on expenses associated with a detail that lasted nearly two years.
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