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.
House members said they’re working on new legislation designed to clarify and improve protections for federal whistleblowers.
A 2016 law was supposed to, at last, give FBI whistleblowers the protections most other federal employees have. But three years after the bill’s passage, at least one FBI whistleblower says he’s still waiting for an opportunity to have his day in court.
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.
The Fulcrum’s Editor in Chief David Hawkings joined Federal Drive with Tom Temin for this week’s tale.
The Council of Inspectors General on Integrity and Efficiency this week launched several new online tools designed to help and encourage whistleblowers to report waste, fraud and abuse.
The IRS implemented hundreds of recommendations Nina Olson made for administrative change, and 15 bills to implement her recommendations were signed into law.
House Democrats made the probe a top priority request when they took over the chamber’s majority in January.
Michael Horowitz, DOJ inspector general, outlines issues with the Bureau of Prisons’ data methods, as well as staffing issues at the agency and department-wide.