Now in Legal Rebels:
Posted Nov 23, 2011 01:57 pm CST
Attorney General Eric Holder is reportedly keeping his eye on the bottom line by canceling the Justice Department’s holiday party.
The Washington Post says it learned Holder has nixed the annual party, once one of the “primo bashes” held by federal agencies. In the past, hundreds of officials, including some Supreme Court justices, had attended. The FBI is also canceling its party, the story says.
The Justice Department was recently in the news because of a critical Inspector General’s report that found the agency spent $16 per muffin served at a training conference. The IG later admitted it erred; the $16 was the cost of an entire continental breakfast that included juice, coffee, fruit and other pastries. The revised report said the department still needs to do a better job of controlling expenses.