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Investigative Summary: Finding of Misconduct by a Senior Official in the Executive Office for Immigration Review for Engaging in a Prohibited Personnel Practice

Finding of Misconduct by a Senior Official in the Executive Office for Immigration Review for
Engaging in a Prohibited Personnel Practice

The Department of Justice (DOJ) Office of the Inspector General (OIG) initiated an investigation
of a Senior Official in the Executive Office for Immigration Review (EOIR) upon receipt of
information alleging that the Senior Official provided job applicants the interview questions in
advance of their interviews. We found that the Senior Official provided at least one Immigration Judge candidate with the interview questions before the candidate’s interview in 2014, and that by doing so, committed misconduct by engaging in a prohibited personnel practice in violation of 5 U.S.C. § 2302(b)(6).

The OIG has completed its investigation and provided its report to EOIR.
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Unless otherwise noted, the OIG applies the preponderance of the evidence standard in determining whether DOJ personnel have committed misconduct.

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