A senior FBI official was found to have been in a romantic relationship with a subordinate without disclosing it in a timely manner, which is a violation of the bureau’s policy.
Jill C. Tyson, who has a close working relationship with FBI Director Christopher A. Wray in her role as assistant director for congressional affairs, was criticized in a report issued Thursday by Justice Department Inspector General Michael Horowitz.
Jill Tyson, assistant director of the FBI’s Office of Congressional Affairs, was identified as the official in question by both current and former law enforcement officials. An investigative report summary from Justice Department Inspector General Michael Horowitz, which was made public Thursday, did not disclose Tyson’s name.
The report noted that Tyson let her relationship “negatively affect an appropriate and professional superior-subordinate relationship and to disrupt the workplace by interfering with the ability of other FBI employees to complete their work.”
Tyson was also found to have “participated in a hiring or organizational decision involving the subordinate,” another FBI policy violation.
Tyson was not found to have harassed or mistreated her subordinate. The person involved was transferred to another department after the relationship was reported.
Horowitz said his report on Tyson’s relationship has been sent to the FBI and Justice Department’s Office of Professional Responsibility to determine further action.
This is an excerpt from TownHall.
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