Bill J. Sloan, San Francisco regional administrator of the Housing and Urban Development Department, billed the government for $6,800 in improper travel expenses -- including some meals during 32 weekend visits to his Fresno home -- because, he said, "my wife doesn't like to cook." Sloan also could not recall what business he conducted at the Disneyland Hotel, where he attended a Republican fund-raiser featuring former president Richard M. Nixon. He repaid the money and resigned in 1984.

Wayne W. Tangye, Sloan's deputy at HUD, also resigned in 1984 after investigators found he had charged the agency for $12,000 in improper travel expenses.

Gordon D. Walker,deputy undersecretary of HUD, earned at least $80,000 speaking and writing for a group that sells books and tapes on how to make money in real estate. Walker, who lectured for the group while on HUD trips, resigned in February during an investigation by the agency's inspector general.

Emanuel S. Savas, assistant secretary of HUD, resigned in 1983 after allegations that he had used his staff to type and proofread his privately published book, "Privatizing the Public Sector." Savas, who disputed the allegations, also charged the government for 20 weekend trips to the New York area, where he stayed at home. He also appointed a panel that awarded a HUD contract to a firm that had paid him $33,000 in consulting fees.

Donald I. Hovde, former undersecretary of HUD, repaid the government $3,100 for improperly using a government car and driver to commute, pick up his laundry, take his wife downtown, his neighbors to the Kennedy Center and his parents on a sightseeing tour.

Arthur Hull Hayes Jr., commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), charged overlapping expenses to the government and a private group he addressed while on an official trip. He received $4,300 in honoraria for private speaking engagements, many of them during FDA-paid trips, and accepted free room and travel from some companies regulated by his agency. He resigned after the Justice Department declined to bring charges in 1983.

Louis O. Giuffrida, head of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), attended a $250-a-plate reception for Vice President Bush at the National Republican Club as the guest of a FEMA contractor, who later billed the agency for the tickets. The company also billed FEMA for Giuffrida's attendance at a dinner honoring President Reagan. A House subcommittee accused Giuffrida last year of improperly intervening in agency awards and said he should repay $5,091 for federally funded trips to Europe and Mexico by his wife. Giuffrida resigned the day before the panel's report was issued.

Fred J. Villella, the No. 3 official at FEMA, had more than $70,000 in renovations made to part of a dormitory at an agency training center in Maryland for use as a residence, including an $11,000 stove, wet bar, microwave oven, fireplace and cherrywood cabinets. Villella, who accepted free tickets to the same Republican fund-raisers as Giuffrida, also was accused of using a FEMA security guard for private errands. He resigned following the allegations in 1984.

Richard V. Allen, Reagan's first national security affairs adviser, was given $1,000 in cash and three watches by a Japanese reporter who had asked his help in arranging an interview with Nancy Reagan. Allen put the cash in a White House safe; he said he forgot to report it but had not intended to keep it. He resigned in 1981.

Nancy Harvey Steorts, former chairman of the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), used her government driver to take her to the hairdresser, to pick up dresses at a boutique and for other personal errands. She also ordered the $14,000-a-year driver to buy a suit.

Terrence M. Scanlon, a CPSC member who has been nominated as chairman, is under investigation by Congress for allegedly using agency employes for personal typing and antiabortion activities.

Stuart M. Statler resigned as a CPSC member in March following allegations that he used agency lawyers to do 50 to 70 hours of research on whether his wife could claim back pay for two years of work as a political appointee at another agency.

Joseph Canzeri, a White House aide to Michael K. Deaver, acknowledged double-billing the White House and the Republican National Committee for travel expenses. Canzeri, who said the billings were a mistake, resigned in 1982 after disclosures that he had also accepted below-market financing from Laurence S. Rockefeller and a California developer for a $380,000 Georgetown townhouse.

Robert P. Nimmo, head of the Veterans Administration, sent some of his old government furniture to his daughter's office at the Commerce Department. Nimmo resigned in 1982 just before a General Accounting Office report criticized him for improper use of chartered military aircraft, first-class airline service and a chauffeured government car.

William F. Harvey, former chairman of the Legal Services Corp. (LSC), collected $25,028 in government consulting fees for the first 11 months of 1982, and often charged the government $221 a day while he drove from his Indianapolis home to Washington for board meetings. A federal audit found no impropriety.

Donald P. Bogard, former LSC president, received a contract negotiated by Harvey that included membership in a private club, one year's severance pay if he were fired and two government-paid trips a month to his Indianapolis home. A federal audit found no impropriety.

Melvyn R. Paisley, assistant Navy secretary, and four other top Pentagon officials accepted a total of nearly $400,000 in severance payments before leaving Boeing Co. to work for the government. The Justice Department declined to bring charges after examining whether Paisley, who reportedly received $170,000, and the others had received larger than normal payments from the defense contractor.

Edgar F. Callahan, chairman of the National Credit Union Administration, improperly billed the government for $21,250 in moving and living expenses and was ordered to repay it.

John A. Norris, deputy FDA commissioner, received three noncompetitive consulting contracts from FDA Commissioner Frank E. Young, a former associate, before taking the agency's No. 2 job. An inspector general's review last year found that Norris violated no laws but that the agency ignored some rules in making the payments.

Edwin J. Gray, chairman of the Federal Home Loan Bank Board, spent $47,254 to renovate his office and reception area, including a $900 dining room set, $2,000 in carpeting, $3,700 for a new door to his kitchen, $7,950 for a security door near his office and $900 for gold-leaf lettering on the doors.

Marjory Mecklenburg, deputy assistant secretary of health and human services, resigned last year after allegations of improprieties on travel vouchers, including a trip to Denver that coincided with a football game in which her son was playing. An inspector general's review found no wrongdoing on her part.