A major screwup for which nobody is willing to accept the blame. The error isn't important enought to the person who made the mistake to acknowledge; however, the victim of the error suffers greatly. A meaningless apology may be offered. A prime example of Doublespeak.
"We will add your pay raise beginning next week. The paperwork was mismanaged. We apologize for this involuntary oversight.
by Vacuityofmind October 22, 2013