Hired at 2 Agencies But Not Showing Up

A contractor “working” for OPM and NSA billed both agencies but wasn’t showing up at either one. Someone noticed. He has been sentenced to community service and paying $70,000 back to the government.

According to the US Attorney’s Office for the District of Columbia, Daniel J. Glauber, while working as a federal contract employee, was found to have been falsifying timesheets while working at two federal agencies. He has now been sentenced to pay more than $70,000 in restitution and perform 360 hours of community service.

The sentencing was announced by U.S. Attorney Channing D. Phillips, Norbert E. Vint, Acting Inspector General for the Office of Personnel Management (OPM), and Russell Decker, Acting Inspector General of the National Security Agency (NSA).

Glauber, 44, now lives in Fort Worth, Texas. He pled guilty in November 2016, in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, to a charge of making false statements. The Honorable Richard J. Leon sentenced Glauber to five years of probation.

During that time, he will be placed on GPS monitoring for 90 days, must perform the community service, and must pay a total of $70,646 in restitution.

According to the government’s evidence, Glauber was hired in April 2012, under contract, as a systems administrator at OPM. He was required to perform his duties on-site and work a standard 40-hour work week.

In May of 2012, he was also hired as a subcontractor to work at the National Security Agency (NSA) on computer systems. His duties at NSA also required him to work a standard 40-hour work week on-site.

From May through August of 2012, Glauber worked at both OPM and NSA. Neither agency was aware that he was working for the other.

OPM’s Office of the Inspector General reviewed building access reports and confirmed that Glauber billed 323.75 hours for the time period ranging from May through August 2012. He was not at his work site. He was paid $43,706 for these hours. He was subsequently fired by OPM. It was only after his termination that OPM learned of the other employment at NSA.

NSA investigators later reviewed building records and uncovered a discrepancy of 269.5 hours in which Glauber had submitted timesheets for hours in which he did not work on-site. He was paid $26,940 for these hours as well.

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Ralph Smith has several decades of experience working with federal human resources issues. He has written extensively on a full range of human resources topics in books and newsletters and is a co-founder of two companies and several newsletters on federal human resources. Follow Ralph on Twitter: @RalphSmith47