How much are other agencies spending on award coins? A nonpartisan group wants to know

Cause of Action, a nonpartisan government accountability group, has asked 28 federal agencies’ inspectors general offices for information on award coins issued to federal employees.  The group has filed a Freedom of Information Act request in response to news that the Pacific Rim region of the General Services Administration spent $6,325 on award coins for employees, given out during a Las Vegas training conference in 2010. “We are sending these letters because if there are more instances of this type of wasteful spending, we intend to expose it,” said Dan Epstein, executive director of the organization.”

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