Inspectors General

Watchdog: HHS Hasn't Done Enough to Catalog Reports of Sexual Misconduct in Migrant Children Facilities

In a six month period in 2018, the Health and Human Services Department IG found more than 700 possible sexual incidents of varying severity, including 48 incidents of misconduct by an adult against a minor.

Inspector General for 2008 Economic Recovery Program Offers Lessons for Pandemic Oversight

“We'll do whatever we can to help [the special IG for pandemic recovery] be successful,” says Christy Goldsmith Romero in an interview with Government Executive.

House Democrat Asks Inspectors General to Review Agencies' Reopening Plans

"Your continued oversight is critical to protect the health and safety of our government’s most valuable resource: its federal workforce," Connolly wrote. 

Watchdog Groups Highlight Potential Issues of Acting IGs Holding Dual Roles

In “today’s highly partisan environment” this setup could “understandably raise questions and create unease” in both the IG office and the agency where the official holds an executive job, said experts.  

Republican Senator Holds Up Nominations While Awaiting IG Firing Explanations

The positions now in limbo are National Counterterrorism Center director and State Department undersecretary for arms control and international security. 

Labor Dept IG Steps Down Following Pandemic Relief Fund Fraud Warning

“This decision has been long in the works and is for entirely personal reasons. I have not been told or asked to resign,” Scott Dahl said.

Senate Confirms Brian Miller to Be Pandemic Inspector General

The Senate voted 51-40 in favor of putting the White House lawyer and former GSA watchdog in charge of ensuring relief funds are not misspent.

Acting HHS Inspector General Outlines Plan To Review the Coronavirus Response

Christi Grimm says the president’s rebuke of a report from her office will not have a chilling effect on her work.  

Analysis: Congress May Not Like It When Trump Fires An Inspector General – But It Can’t Do Anything To Stop Him

President Trump isn't the first president to get rid of inspectors general. He is the first to assert that inspectors general investigations into his administration's actions are unconstitutional.

GovExec Daily: Inspectors General, Conflict of Interests and the Administration

CREW's Donald K. Sherman joins the podcast to discussion the current state of oversight and conflicts of interest.

Pompeo Defends Firing Of State IG

Charges that the dismissal was retaliatory are “patently false,” he says.

Senators Make Bipartisan Push to Expedite Hiring for Workers to Oversee Pandemic Response

Measure would ensure special investigator has proper resources in light of Trump's recent IG firing spree, senator says.

Fired State IG Was Investigating Saudi Arms Sale

A key House Democrat says that might be why he was fired.

GOP-Led Committee Advances Nomination of Special Pandemic Recovery IG

Meanwhile, Democrats unleash a slew of proposals related to strengthening IGs and protecting their independence.