DHS Not Misusing Government Aircraft, Says OIG

An OIG report has concluded that DHS’s use of government aircraft is mainly compliant with regulations and policies.

OIG conducted an executive travel review on DHS, due to heightened interest in the potential misuse of government-owned and leased aircraft. The review also looked at other-than coach-class travel by DHS’s senior officials.

It found that while each instance of the use of government aircraft was generally compliant with the rules, there were a couple of minor discrepancies with other-than-coach-class travel. OIG noted one trip where it couldn’t determine if the criteria for OTCC travel had been met and two instances where there was noncompliance with internal request-and-approval procedures. It did note that the process deviations were quickly identified and corrected by the department, though.

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