Top challenges for IGs with the new administration

Michael Horowitz and Allison Lerner discussed what the inspectors general community thinks of the top challenges for the federal government in the next year.

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DOJ investigators have mixed reviews of agency’s COVID-19 response, IG says

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Latest pandemic spending bill grants IG protections, USPS funding, 2020 census extensions

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There are still a large number of IG vacancies in agencies

An ongoing concern is the number and length of vacancies for inspector general spots in many agencies.

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Federal whistleblowers quickly losing confidence in their own legal protections, advocates say

House members said they’re working on new legislation designed to clarify and improve protections for federal whistleblowers.

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FBI whistleblower still seeking appeal rights after 2016 law falls short

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.

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