Members of the House Oversight and Reform Committee have raised concerns about the capability of the federal IG community to conduct internal oversight of other watchdog offices.
IG says its imperative the Peace Corps address areas surrounding planning, implementation and cybersecurity in next fiscal year
House oversight members said they want help give agency inspectors general all the tools they need to do thorough work.
The Peace Corps has made a lot of progress in recent years boosting the numbers of people who sign up. Yet it has persistent problems with internal operations and in training and safety of its far flung volunteers. Peace Corps Inspector General Kathy Buller joins Federal Drive with Tom Temin to discuss the latest annual IG report detailing these issues.
A trio of inspectors general told the House Committee on Oversight & Government Reform today about obstacles they routinely encounter in obtaining records as part of their investigations into potential wrongdoing.
House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) says agency inspectors general are increasingly facing obstacles in their efforts to uncover waste and misconduct. The top watchdogs at both the Justice Department and the Peace Corps told lawmakers they’ve faced resistance from their agencies at times in turning over records in recent years. Lawmakers also expressed concern about the impact of across-the-board budget cuts on the operations agency IG operations.