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NLRB Made $5.7 Million Budgeting Error, Watchdog Finds (1)

Sept. 25, 2020, 10:19 PM; Updated: Sept. 25, 2020, 11:37 PM

Bureaucratic mismanagement in the National Labor Relations Board’s budget office led to the agency having $5.7 million in excess funding for fiscal year 2019, according to an NLRB watchdog report that was critical of the board’s processes.

Errors in the NLRB’s payroll-tracking system caused estimated costs to be inflated by $17 million, resulting in the surplus balance at the end of the year, the investigation by the Office of Inspector General found.

The report, which the watchdog’s office quietly made public in recent days, found the agency failed to take into account a sharp decline in personnel costs spurred...

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