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ERIC Number: ED276377
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1986-Apr-18
Reference Count: N/A
Fraudulent Credentials: Federal Employees. Hearing before the Subcommittee on Health and Long-Term Care of the Select Committee on Aging. House of Representatives, Ninety-Ninth Congress, Second Session.
Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. House Select Committee on Aging.
An investigation of the employment of federal employees who obtained fradulent educational degrees and professional credentials was initiated by Congress and conducted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and the Postal Service. One diploma mill operation was using the mails to defraud (i.e., they took people's money without giving them what they claimed to be providing, a bona fide degree). Of 3,000 individuals who were thus far discovered to have obtained fradulent degrees, the FBI found that 200 were working for federal agencies and another 200 were working for state agencies. Congress wished to determine whether federal employees used false degrees to obtain employment. Congress requested the following federal agencies to provide information on employees who had obtained fradulent credentials: The Department of Agriculture, Department of Commerce, Department of Defense, Department of the Interior, Department of Justice, Department of Transportation, Department of the Treasury, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Office of Personnel Management, U.S. Postal Service, and the Veterans' Administration. The large part of the text of these hearings consists of responses of the federal agencies to Congress, along with responses provided by federal employees alleged to be in possession of fraudulent credentials. (SW)
Publication Type: Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. House Select Committee on Aging.