A breaking report from InsideSources this morning highlights an audit showing that the NLRB, a federal agency that has been historically hostile to private enterprise in recent years, spent more than $50,000 to pay for “unapproved academic courses, bartending, food and other expenses”:
The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) is the main federal agency for resolving workplace disputes. The NLRB Inspector General found in an audit Sept. 27 that the agency spent $56,320 in questionable training and conference costs. The audit highlighted unapproved academic courses, bartending, food and other expenses as being suspect.
“The Office of Employee Development improperly approved training for employees taking college courses towards a degree,” the audit stated. “We also determined that four of the five conferences with break refreshments exceeded the Contracting Officer’s reasonableness guidelines for the expenditure of appropriated funds.”
This is just the latest in a string of bad headlines for the NLRB, after a study released last month by the National Association of Manufacturers found that rules passed by it and other Obama Department of Labor agencies cost the U.S. economy $80 billion and more than 150,000 jobs.