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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.
In a letter to the leaders of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee and the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, IGs from large and small agencies say constraints placed upon auditors from EPA, DoJ and Peace Corps represent a serious challenge to the authority of every IG.
The General Services Administration plans to have draft governmentwide policies for reusing and recycling used electronics by the end of this fiscal year. Kevin Kampschroer, deputy senior sustainability official for GSA, announced the agency's efforts at the release of the updated national strategy for sustainable electronics.
The Peace Corps is simplifying its application process in a bid for more recruits. It is also giving volunteers more freedom to choose where they want to serve and what they want to do. The number of volunteers has steadily dropped over the last few years. The agency hopes to regain its popularity among college graduates. Peace Corps Director Carrie Hessler-Radelet joined Tom Temin and Emily Kopp on the Federal Drive to discuss the changes.
Dorine Andrews, the Peace Corps CIO, said her office is working more closely with the mission areas to use technology on the front end to do business process reengineering.
December 5, 2013
Dorine Andrews, chief information officer at the Peace Corps, was nominated for creating a process-oriented approach to human capital management.
First there was the Peace Corps, and then AmeriCorps, which brought college grads into classrooms. Now there's FEMA Corps.
The President has requested a budget of $446.15 million for the Peace Corps. The proposed budget request reflects a plan for agency wide investment in quality growth, and will enable the Peace Corps to recruit, train, and support thousands of Americans willing to devote two years of their lives to public service in communities abroad.