The DoD Office of General Counsel referred an anonymous complaint to the DoD Office of Inspector General (OIG) on March 2, 2021, against Mr. Douglas A. Glenn, Senior Executive Service (SES), former Performing the Duties of the Under Secretary of Defense (Comptroller), Chief Financial Officer (CFO), Office of the Under Secretary of Defense (Comptroller) (OUSD[C]). In general, the complaint alleged that Mr. Glenn engaged in behaviors that were inconsistent with the expectations for leaders in the DoD.
The DoD OIG initiated an investigation on April 12, 2021, into allegations that Mr. Glenn failed to treat subordinates with dignity and respect by:
- making sexually suggestive and otherwise inappropriate comments to and in front of subordinates,
- using the N-word and making other racially insensitive comments in the workplace,
- making negative remarks about OUSD(C) staff, and
- screaming at subordinates.
Additionally, we examined an allegation that Mr. Glenn consumed alcohol and provided alcoholic beverages to his subordinates in the Pentagon without written authorization. We evaluated the conduct against the standards summarized throughout this report.
We substantiated the allegation that Mr. Glenn engaged in an overall course of conduct that failed to treat subordinates with dignity and respect and created an offensive work environment for his subordinates by making sexually suggestive, racially insensitive, and otherwise inappropriate comments to and in front of subordinates, and using the N‑word in the workplace.
Additionally, we substantiated the allegation that Mr. Glenn consumed alcohol and provided alcoholic beverages to his subordinates in the Pentagon on at least two occasions without authorization.
We provided Mr. Glenn our tentative conclusions on September 9, 2022, for his review and comment before finalizing our report. Mr. Glenn responded on October 11, 2022, and he suggested 24 modifications to our report. We carefully considered Mr. Glenn’s comments regarding our preliminary conclusions, re‑examined our evidence, adjusted our report accordingly, and included his comments, in part, where appropriate in this report.
Mr. Glenn transferred to a new position in the U.S. Office of Personnel Management. Accordingly, we will forward our report to the Director of the U.S. Office of Personnel Management to take appropriate action regarding Mr. Glenn.
Additionally, we will forward our report to the WHS Director for inclusion in Mr. Glenn’s personnel file.