Being an inspector general for a federal agency comes with a large number of challenges that often come with a lot of pressure.
An ongoing concern is the number and length of vacancies for inspector general spots in many agencies.
In today’s Federal Newscast, Representative TJ Cox’s (D-CA) first introduced legislation in Congress is meant to ease the financial hardship furloughed federal employees are currently enduring.
Faced with several long-term inspector general vacancies at key agencies, the number-two official of the IG community says the Trump administration has begun vetting candidates to fill those watchdog jobs.
Members of the federal oversight community told House lawmakers Wednesday that would-be whistleblowers need to feel comfortable about reporting wrongdoing at their agencies without fear of retaliation.
Justice Department Inspector General Michael Horowitz says the hope is to spin off a page that looks at disaster assistance funds.
Host Bill Bransford is joined by Tom Caulfield, executive director of the Council of the Inspectors General on Integrity and Efficiency, and National Science Foundation Inspector General Allison Lerner. July 8, 2011