Archive - February 2, 2015

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Correction: Management Advisory from the Inspector General to the Peace Corps Director
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The Peace Corps In Middle Of IG Mess

Correction: Management Advisory from the Inspector General to the Peace Corps Director

Correction:  The link I initially provided to this report does not work and when I tried it from the blog,  I got the message “Access denied.”  I was able to access other OIG reports from copying and pasting the URL.  However, this report will not allow that. The report can still be accessed by going to the Peace Corps official website.  Instructions are included further down. The relationship between the Inspector General and the Director of the Peace Corps is not  always adversarial. The Inspector General may also provide information to the Director  designed to identify a problem and provide suggestions for resolution. Here is an example of such a Management Advisory dated November 21, 2014. In the discussion, the IG does, however, refer to reporting requirements the IG believes are the obligation of the Peace Corps staff. To read the report with its specifics, as well to see how . . .

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The Peace Corps In Middle Of IG Mess

The Washington Post By Joe Davidson Columnist Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah), the chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, has said progress still needs to be made on clearing obstacles encountered by federal inspectors general. (J. Scott Applewhite/AP) February 1 at 6:57 PM It’s hard for inspectors general to be watchdogs when chained by their agencies. IG employees investigate waste, fraud and other things that go wrong in federal places. They often work in the same buildings and eat in the same cafeterias as those they investigate, yet they stand apart. While legally under the supervision of an agency’s top boss, the IG is not supervised by that boss. IGs are designed by law to be independent and agencies are not permitted to interfere with their investigations. So it was extraordinary when 47 inspectors general, about two-thirds of the lot, wrote to Capitol Hill in August to complain that interference . . .

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