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He said job descriptions are updated routinely, but he would look into the matter.

His chief of staff, Christopher Shorter, said on Wednesday he has not seen the findings released by D.C. Human Resources.

“I can’t confirm or make any comment on DCHR investigation as of yet,” he said by phone.

He also could not comment on how the findings may affect Mr. Stanley’s confirmation.

Mr. Stanley served as general counsel for DYRS before Mr. Gray selected him as interim director in December and the official nominee in late March.

Mr. Graham has said Mr. Stanley benefited from significant support at his most recent confirmation hearing, despite the controversial hiring at New Beginnings.

The facility, which sits on 30 acres in Anne Arundel County, is the centerpiece of the Districts most recent efforts at juvenile justice reform. Described as “the anti-prison,” the $46 million facility offers high-risk offenders an intensive nine- to 12-month program of counseling, education and job training. But the center has space for just 60 of the roughly 1,100 DYRS wards and has been criticized since it opened as being inadequate for the agency’s needs.