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    A Top Pentagon Official Used Racist Language at Work and Made Sexual Comments to Women

    A former top Pentagon official used the N-word at work, made sexually suggestive comments to staff and drank on the job, according to a Defense Department inspector general report released Thursday.

    Doug Glenn joined the office of the department's deputy chief financial officer in 2018 and performed the duties of the comptroller for a few months in 2021. He used the N-word while preparing for an all-hands call on diversity in the workplace — following an earlier all-hands meeting described by witnesses as racially insensitive, according to the inspector general.

    The watchdog report says Glenn's racial insensitivity left his subordinates feeling “appalled, surprised, betrayed, stunned, and very confused.” Glenn, who is now chief financial officer at the Office of Personnel Management, or OPM, confirmed to investigators that he used the word but denied being insensitive and making sexual comments.

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    “Mr. Glenn admitted that he used the N-word twice during one conversation but indicated that he did not intend to offend anyone, and it saddened him that he did not notice any discomfort in his employees resulting from his conduct,” the report says.

    Glenn left the Pentagon in November 2021 and became the OPM CFO, a position in a powerful agency that oversees all federal workers, where he's responsible for the budget,…

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