(a) In General.—
The Secretary shall prohibit any employee of the Department who the Secretary or the Inspector General of the Department determines has knowingly misused a purchase card from serving as a purchase card holder or approving official.
Such a prohibition shall be in addition to any other applicable penalty.
(b) Misuse.—For purposes of this section, the term “misuse” means—
exceeding applicable purchase card limits or purchase thresholds;
purchasing any unauthorized item;
using a purchase card without being an authorized purchase card holder; or
violating ethics standards.
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