The American public demands accountability from the federal government. Since Congress created inspectors general (IGs) in 1978, IGs have identified billions of dollars in savings and brought to light some of the most egregious cases of abuses and malfeasance in our government’s history. But there are significant ways in which IGs can improve their role within agencies, work together across jurisdictions, and serve Congress more effectively.
On July 9 BPC’s Task Force on Oversight and the Inspectors General released recommendations to enhance and streamline executive branch oversight through the work of the IGs.
Deputy Inspector General, Office of Inspector General, U.S. Department of State
Former Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction
Former Secretary of Agriculture and U.S. Representative
Former Inspector General, Social Security Administration
Former Secretary of the Army and U.S. Representative
Robert J. Shea
Former Associate Director, Office of Management and Budget
Chief Oversight and Investigative Counsel, Minority Staff, U.S. Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions
Former Inspector General, U.S. Postal Service
Former Special Assistant to the President