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Don't ask GSA how many full-time teleworkers it has - it doesn't know

An inspector general audit slams the General Services Administration's telework program. It says the agency poorly tracked employees who work outside the office and the costs they incurred.

Tags: GSA , oversight , telework , Antonia Harris , Emily Kopp

Wednesday - 01/21/2015, 03:00pm EST

John Roth, Inspector General, Department of Homeland Security

Eight years after unmanned aircraft became a part of border security, the effectiveness of the program remains a question mark. A new Homeland Security inspector general audit reveals, Customs and Border Protection never developed performance measures. Investigators found aircraft don't meet flight goals. And, CBP has way undercalculated flight costs. John Roth is the Inspector General at Homeland Security. He joined the Federal Drive with Tom Temin with more on the report and the future of the drone program.

Tags: John Roth , DHS , drones , CBP , border security , Tom Temin , oversight

Thursday - 01/22/2015, 09:31am EST
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Jon Rymer, Inspector General, Department of Defense

A lead Inspector General will now keep tabs on the fight against the Islamic State group. That means oversight of programs from the Defense Department, State Department and the U.S. Agency for International Development. The new IG is Jon Rymer. He's the current DoD Inspector General. He joined the Federal Drive with Tom Temin to explain why a separate IG was needed to oversee Operation Inherent Resolve.

Tags: DoD , Islamic State , oversight , Operation Inherent Resolve , Tom Temin , Federal Drive , Jon Rymer

Tuesday - 01/20/2015, 09:09am EST
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Former GAO employee got worker's compensation for 30 years, IG says

The inspector general of the Government Accountability Office says a former worker had been receiving improper payments from GAO for decades.

Tags: Adam Trzeciak , GAO , improper payments , Jory Heckman , oversight , pay and benefits , FECA , Department of Labor

Friday - 12/26/2014, 03:06pm EST

Baylee Crone, National Coalition for Homeless Veterans

Nearly one in three homeless veterans calling a Veterans Affairs help hotline was sent to voicemail in fiscal 2013. That's just one of the issues uncovered in an Inspector General's report on the VA National Call Center for Homeless Veterans. The VA has pledged to make changes to the call center. But as the temperatures dip, what other challenges lie ahead in supporting homeless vets? Baylee Crone, executive director at the National Coalition for Homeless Veterans, joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive with the latest on these problems and details on her testimony before the House Veterans Affairs Committee.

Tags: Baylee Crone , National Coalition for Homeless Veterans , Tom Temin , Federal Drive , Veterans Affairs , call centers

Tuesday - 12/16/2014, 12:01am EST
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IG: Patent and Trademark Office wasted $24 million on labor contracts

Slipshod administration led the Patent and Trademark Office to spend at least $24 million on risky labor contracts for unknown reasons, according to a report by the Commerce Department inspector general.

Tags: contract oversight , time-and-materials contracts , contracting , high-risk contracts , PTO

Monday - 12/08/2014, 11:27am EST

Joe Petrillo, Procurement Attorney, Petrillo & Powell PLLC

An energy inspector general investigation has found several problems with the way Sandia National Laboratories awarded billions of dollars in maintenance and operations contracts to Lockheed Martin. The IG found a lack of competition and violation of at least one important statute. In this week's legal loop, attorney Joe Petrillo of Petrillo and Powell, joined Tom Temin on the Federal Driveto explain what this investigation means for Sandia Martin.

Tags: Joe Petrillo , Petrillo & Powell , Energy , Sandia National Laboratory , Lockheed Martin

Thursday - 11/20/2014, 10:40am EST
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Joe Kaplan, Founding Principal, Passman & Kaplan, P.C.

The Justice Department Inspector General finds that a student hiring program was marred by nepotism. Two immigration administrators and a judge made the hiring of relatives seem like a routine practice in the Executive Office for Immigration Review. Joe Kaplan is founding principal at the Washington law firm Passman & Kaplan. He joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive to review the rules about nepotism and how federal managers can avoid trouble.

Tags: Joe Kaplan , Passman & Kaplan, P.C. , Justice Department , Executive Office for Immigration Review , nepotism , management , oversight

Wednesday - 11/12/2014, 05:02pm EST
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