Top VA official cited by Agency Investigators

Melanie Murphy was cited by agency investigators for consistently arriving to work late and for unexcused absences. Murphy missed as many as 14 work days from 2011 to 2014 with no explanation. In the report the investigator states “As a senior leader, Ms. Murphy is held to a higher standard and should set the tone for her subordinates to follow, and arriving late to work over 70% of her workdays diminishes her position and authority as a senior leader.” Murphy states that she disagrees with the Office of Inspector General and will contest to the report.

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