Inspectors General

Watchdog Finds ‘Minimal Oversight’ of Program to Help Workers Who Lose Their Jobs Following Disasters

IG proposes improvements based on a Labor Department agency’s response to 2017 hurricanes and wildfires.

SBA Relaunches COVID Loan Program As Watchdog Warns About Possible Fraud 

The recent COVID relief package included funding for a third round of the program, which has come under much scrutiny. 

Agencies Are Generally Complying With Trump Diversity Training Changes, Watchdogs Find

A federal judge recently issued a preliminary injunction for the executive order as it applies to contractors and grantees. 

Watchdog Finds Education Department’s Return to Office Plan is Generally Good

The plan largely incorporates recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, White House, and Occupational Safety and Health Administration. 

Acting State Dept. IG Leaves the Day After Report on Travel of Pompeo’s Wife Is Published

The IG office cited the Vacancies Act to explain the latest in a series of departures.

Watchdog Finds EPA Reopening Plans Largely Follow CDC, But Were Inconsistent

The reopening process, a source of tension between the agency and its union, is a “significant challenge” for EPA, said the report. 

Democrats Ask Watchdog to Review Hiring of ‘Operation Warp Speed’ Chief Scientist 

Lawmakers asked for a review of the contract award process and position classification.

Trump's Diversity Training Restrictions Draw Lawsuit, As IGs Investigate Compliance

Groups liken Trump's order to McCarthyism and "authoritarian thought-and-speech control."

Bipartisan, Bicameral Bill Seeks to Formally Authorize IG Website was created in 2017 to consolidate IG reports for easy access.

Oversight In 'Extraordinary Times': A Q&A With the Executive Overseeing Pandemic Spending

Robert Westbrooks explains how the Pandemic Response Accountability Committee is keeping tabs on historic levels of emergency spending.

House Democrat Seeks to Hold IGs Accountable for Reviewing Agencies’ Reopenings

Most of the watchdog offices contacted by Rep. Connolly plan to conduct some form of review. 

Trump Administration Misled Congress to Justify Relocating Employees, IG Says

The decision to move the Bureau of Land Management headquarters to Grand Junction, Colorado, was not all about growing costs, as agency officials suggested.