Norton's diplomatic passport missing at Interior
The passport offices at the Interior Department are in such disarray that employees can't locate the diplomatic passport once issued to former secretary Gale Norton, according to a report from the Office of the Inspector General.

According to paperwork, Norton turned in her official government passport upon leaving the Bush administration. But no one can find it and no one knows if it was returned to the State Department, the report said.

Additionally, two former Interior employees failed to return their government, non-diplomatic passports. One was an official who has since pleaded guilty to corruption and another was an official who resigned after being investigated twice for ethical violations, according to the report.

The report said 49 passports were missing but since the passport offices do not maintain a database, it's possible more can't be located.

Get the Story:
Interior Botches Officials' Passports, Report Finds (The Washington Post 5/27)

Get the Report:
Passport Offices Failing to Manage and Secure Employee Passports (May 2009)