BPA audit shows human resource issues have worsened since 2010




PORTLAND, Ore. — The U.S. Department of Energy has released a highly critical audit of the human resources activities at Bonneville Power Administration, saying the agency’s hiring and promotion practices are ineffective.

The audit revealed misapplications and departures from federal hiring guidelines and laws.

Many of the problems were identified in the agency’s 2010 audit, but the 2013 audit show the problems have gotten worse.

Major violations were found in more than half the hiring cases reviewed, with applicants either being disqualified or misqualified.