DOE Says Nuclear Agency Mismanaged Workers' Comp

Law360, Washington (June 22, 2012, 4:41 PM ET) -- The U.S. Department of Energy accused the National Nuclear Security Administration and several of its laboratory sites of mismanaging their disability and workers' compensation programs, driving up the programs' costs, according to an audit report released Monday.

The audit report, created by the DOE's Office of Inspector General, singled out workers' compensation and paid sick leave programs at four NNSA contractor-run facilities, which may have cost the government more than $3.3 million annually due to inefficiencies and poor practices in the system. It claimed the problems...
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