Today I received my security file from the Department of Energy. Enclosed was the first specific allegation of wrongdoing on my part. They claimed I used the company computer for hosting my personal websites. This allegation is completely false and I explained this to HR on May 26th in response to their vague questions about “large quantities of personal information” on the company computers. As I then suspected, they didn’t believe me. They could have verified my story with any number of my co-workers, the customer, the IT department (who would be aware of any traffic of that nature on the network), by looking up the IP addresses associated with those websites, or a call to my hosting provider. They apparently did none of those things. I know for certain they didn’t talk to my co-workers and my hosting provider. I suspect they did not talk to the customer–for reasons I can’t go into here. This explains why they claimed I was dishonest. They didn’t believe me and didn’t bother to check it out.
Why did they not bother to check out my story? I can only think of the following reasons:
- They didn’t want to know the truth–they needed an excuse to fire me for being “a gun nut”.
- They were/are incompetent.
Am I missing something?