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IGs accuse agencies of stonewalling

Agencies are creating roadblocks for auditors, three inspectors general told Congress. The IGs cited specific examples at the Peace Corps, Environmental Protection Agency, Chemical Safety Board and the Justice Department.

Tags: oversight , House Oversight and Government Reform Committee , Justice Department , EPA , Peace Corps , Chemical Safety Board

Wednesday - 09/10/2014, 12:36pm EDT

PTO commissioner illegally intervened in hiring

An executive in the Patent and Trademark Office was found to have violated several federal laws when she used her position to get a relative's boyfriend a job in her agency. The inspector general of the Commerce Department investigated the matter after getting a tip from a whistleblower.

Tags: Deborah Cohn , Todd Zinser , Commerce Department , trademark , patent , hiring , investigation , USPTO , oversight

Monday - 07/14/2014, 04:11pm EDT
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VA struggles with accuracy as disability claims get more complex

The Department of Veterans Affairs says it has made significant strides in targeting its most complicated disability claims toward its most seasoned claims processing staff, but IG audits still find errors in nearly a third of compensation claims processed for Traumatic Brain Injury.

Tags: Veterans Affairs , Veterans Benefits Administration , Congress , claims backlog , traumatic brain injury , Ronald Abrams , Tom Murphy , Sondra McCauley , Jared Serbu

Friday - 12/06/2013, 09:32am EST
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OMB offers updated guidance to agencies facing sequestration cuts

The Office of Management and Budget has directed agencies to take full advantage of the funding flexibilities they have under law as they implement across-the-board sequestration cuts, that went into effect March 1. In an April 4 memo, OMB Controller Danny Werfel also directed agency and department leaders to be mindful of certain types of performance awards and to work with agency inspectors general before making cuts to IG offices.

Tags: OMB , sequestration , budget , management , Danny Werfel , performance awards , Jack Moore

Thursday - 04/04/2013, 03:41pm EDT

Faulty data hampers DoJ's immigration courts, IG finds

A new report by the Justice Department inspector general says inaccurate data is hampering the ability of immigration courts to resolve cases involving both detained and non-detained aliens in a timely manner.

Tags: Michael Horowitz , DoJ , Immigration , Federal Drive

Friday - 11/02/2012, 11:35am EDT
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VA CHCO resigns one day before IG releases conference spending report

John Sepulveda, the chief human capital officer at the Veterans Affairs Department, resigned Sunday. The agency's inspector general is expected to release a final report today on two human resources conferences last year that cost the department $5 million.

Tags: John Sepulveda , VA , CHCO , people , conference , oversight ,

Monday - 10/01/2012, 12:42pm EDT

IG probe reveals improprieties at Treasury

From soliciting prostitution to accepting improper gifts, new documents released by the Treasury Department's inspector general outlines examples of impropriety at the agency over the past few years.

Tags: Treasury , management

Monday - 07/16/2012, 11:32am EDT

Former SEC IG reflects on 4-year tenure

David Kotz has had a front row seat for some of the largest scandals of our time, including the Bernie Madoff Ponzi scheme. He reflects on his tenure as the inspector general of the Securities and Exchange Commission. Kotz's last day on the job was Friday.

Tags: David Kotz , SEC , Bernie Madoff , people , Federal Drive

Thursday - 02/02/2012, 10:35am EST
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USPS reviews closing 252 processing plants, cutting workforce

The IG's report outlined several recommendations, some of which the Postal Service have already started implementing.

Tags: postal service , USPS , budget , management , technology , workforce

Monday - 12/05/2011, 02:37pm EST

DoD's IG to resign

Defense Department Inspector General Gordon Heddell is stepping down Dec. 24.

Tags: Gordon Heddell , Politico , DoD , people

Wednesday - 11/23/2011, 03:23am EST
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