Gregory H. Friedman was nominated by the President and confirmed by the U.S. Senate as Inspector General of the U.S. Department of Energy in 1998. Mr. Friedman started his Federal career in 1968 and has been with the Department of Energy, Office of Inspector General, since 1982. As Inspector General, he is responsible for a nationwide, independent program of audits, inspections, and law enforcement efforts related to the Department of Energy’s programs and operations. In addition to his responsibilities as Inspector General, Mr. Friedman now serves as a member of the Recovery Act Accountability and Transparency Board and the Government Accountability and Transparency Board.Nepotism probe hits Energy Department
At least a dozen children or other relatives of Energy Department officials have received summer jobs with the department in apparent violation of federal nepotism rules, an agency watchdog said yesterday.
Inspector General Gregory Friedman said in a report that one senior Energy Department official was actively involved in securing summer jobs for his three college-age children, including two who ended up getting jobs in the division where the official works....
“Nepotism or even its appearance can have a decidedly negative impact on morale within an organization,” Friedman wrote in a 19-page report.
Providing inappropriate advantages to relatives of federal employees “damages the integrity of the competitive process and erodes public trust in the federal hiring process,” Friedman added.
Clinton appointee Friedman uncovered the scandal, LMFAO!