The Justice Department inspector general has called for “high-level action” to address the way Justice deals with sexual harassment complaints by employees.
In Episode 2 of Bureauchat, Federal News Radio reporters Meredith Somers and Nicole Ogrysko catch up on vacant offices in the federal government — both the literal and bureaucratic ones. They also have a special holiday treat to get you in the mood to spread federal cheer.
House oversight members said they want help give agency inspectors general all the tools they need to do thorough work.
Justice Department Inspector General Michael Horowitz says the hope is to spin off a page that looks at disaster assistance funds.
Office of Management and Budget Director Mick Mulvaney issued a memo detailing 59 data reporting and other requirements that either are no longer necessary, modified or paused as the first step to making the government more efficient.
A survey finds inspectors general worried about the hiring freeze and budget cuts that could cost more money than they would save.
The Inspectors General nominations that have been withdrawn include the ones for the Office of Personnel Management, the Defense Department, and the Social Security Administration.
The federal inspectors general community has an opportunity, as the federal hiring freeze and other resources continue to tighten, to share administrative and mission areas services.
The Justice Department is facing several challenges in 2017 including threats to national and cyber security, overcrowding of prison systems and potential negligence in use of appropriated funds. DoJ’s Michael Horowitz and Kelly McFadden discuss the challenges on In Depth with the Justice Department.
Members of the inspectors general community say they are worried about the federal hiring freeze and what it could mean for OIGs efforts to combat waste, fraud and abuse.