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Report 114-171: Inspector General Mandates Reporting Act of 2015, Report of the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs, United States Senate, One Hundred Fourteenth Congress, First Session, November 30, 2015   [open pdf - 240KB]

This is the November 30, 2015 report "Inspector General Mandates Reporting Act of 2015" of the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs. From the 'Background and the Need for Legislation' section: "The work OIGs [Office of the Inspector General] perform is essential to keep the Federal government accountable. OIGs perform a wide range of responsibilities, including reviewing whistleblower allegations, helping to ensure the effectiveness of federal cybersecurity programs, and investigating fraud and abuse. In the past few years, for example, inspectors general have uncovered significant weaknesses in airport security, inappropriate review of tax-exempt applications and ineffective management within the Internal Revenue Service, waste and fraud associated with operations during the Iraq and Afghanistan wars, as well as improper payments within many federal agencies, including the Department of Defense and the Social Security Administration. In fiscal year 2014, the work of the 72 federal OIGs identified $13.8 billion in potential savings from audit recommendations and another $32.7 billion that the government could potentially recover (for example, through settlements, civil monetary penalties, or criminal restitution). Given how valuable their work is to Congress, the Committee wants to ensure inspectors general have adequate time and resources, and are not bogged down by unnecessary, dated, or duplicative Congressionally-mandated requirements."

Report Number:Report 114-171; Calendar No. 305
Publisher:United States. Government Publishing Office
Date:2015
Copyright:Public Domain
Retrieved From:U.S. Government Printing Office: https://www.gpo.gov/
Format:pdf
Media Type:application/pdf
URL:https://www.hsdl.org/?view&did=790138
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