From Wyden's press release:
Other alleged ethics or legal violations include:
-- Doanâs overruling and removal of several career GSA contract negotiators who questioned the GSAâs awarding of a contract to Sun Microsystems. Another contract negotiator was brought in, approved the contract and received a location transfer, which previously had been denied. Critics charge that Sun gives private customers lower prices than taxpayers and they that estimate the awarding of the contract cost taxpayers more than $5 million in wasteful spending.
-- Doanâs attacks on the GSAâs Office of the Inspector General, which has included drastic budget cuts and her referring to the IGâs investigators as terrorizing her. Individual Offices of the Inspector General independently investigate waste, abuse and fraud in federal agencies.
-- Doanâs participation in a January 26, 2007, political briefing for GSA employees on how the GSA could promote Republican congressional candidates in 2008. Speakers allegedly included Doan and J. Scott Jennings, the White House deputy political affairs director. The federal Hatch Act of 1939 prevents federal government and agency employees from using their jobs for political purposes.
-- A $20,000 no-bid contract Doan awarded to a close personal friend for a 24-page report on diversity even though the GSA has its own communications and public relations staff. By law, the contract should have been competitively bid.