Oversight

OPM Failed to Notify Employees of Coworker COVID Infections, Require Mask-Wearing, IG Says

The watchdog said many of the problems related to the agency’s coronavirus response have been solved by a new workforce safety plan finalized earlier this year.

Oversight

Watchdog Alleges ‘Turf Battles’ Over Pandemic Oversight 

The pandemic inspector general asked the Justice Department for a legal opinion after getting “resistance” from other agencies. 

Oversight

IGs Cite ‘Serious Challenges’ Regarding Political Retaliation and Independence

Lawmakers weigh the need for new laws in the wake of former President Trump’s unprecedented attacks on federal watchdogs.

Oversight

Watchdog Finds the Pompeos Made Over 100 Requests of ‘Personal Nature’ to Staff

The former State Department secretary’s counsel vehemently denied the issues outlined in the inspector general report. 

Oversight

Nearly 90% of Pentagon Employees Said Telework Hasn't Hurt Productivity

A report from the Defense Department’s inspector general found that early IT issues following the shift to maximum telework stemmed from component agencies failing to perform required test runs.

Oversight

President Biden: COVID Relief Needs ‘Fastidious Oversight’

The American Rescue Plan is the latest in the federal government’s historic pandemic spending. 

Oversight

More Than a Dozen IG Vacancies Await Nominees from Biden

The positions are critical to ensure ethical, effective operations at a time when agencies are disbursing billions of dollars in pandemic relief.

Oversight

GSA Could Be Vulnerable to Security Threats From ‘Trusted Insiders’

Watchdog finds gaps in a program meant to protect personnel, facilities, operations and resources.

Oversight

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.

Management

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. 

Oversight

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. 

Oversight

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. 

Oversight

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. 

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