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Audit Report: IG-0710

November 17, 2005

Management of Facility Contractors Assigned to the Washington, D.C. Area

Although specifically required by existing policy, program officials from various Department of Energy (Department) organizations did not always adequately justify the need for initial or extended assignments of facility contractor employees to the Washington, D.C. area. Justifications were either not prepared or did not adequately consider alternatives, costs, or fully validate the need for long duration assignments. We also noted that dislocation allowances varied significantly between contractors and, in some cases, may be excessive.