The Office of Special Counsel has called on the General Services Administration to provide additional details on how it would implement strict financial controls to address issues with regard to the use of the Acquisition Services Fund, Federal News Radio reported Thursday.
Adam Miles, acting special counsel at OSC, told President Donald Trump in a letter published Wednesday that integrating GSA’s Technology Transformation Service into the Federal Acquisition Service as part of a reorganization effort does not address mismanagement concerns raised by whistleblower and former FAS commissioner Tom Sharpe about TTS.
Sharpe claimed that TTS failed to implement appropriate controls with regard to its use of ASF and has accrued $31.66 million in net losses, according to the letter.
“As GSA’s report confirms, TTS has accumulated significant losses, due to the absence of profit-generating products and an excess of highly paid employees,” Miles wrote.
“These substantial losses demonstrate that proper financial controls have not been exercised.”