ABSTRACT

Introduction to Oversight of Offices of Inspector General [July 6, 2021]   [open pdf - 497KB]

From the Document: "'Who watches the watchers?' is a question that is frequently posed when people consider the role of oversight bodies, including offices of inspector general (OIGs). However, the organization of OIGs may pose unique challenges that make it more difficult to conduct oversight of their activities. In particular, the level of independence from agency leaders that allows inspectors general (IGs) to conduct their audits and investigations with less risk of actual or perceived interference also makes it more difficult to identify and remedy issues that arise within an OIG by limiting their supervision by senior agency officials. While oversight of OIGs may create specific challenges for Congress and other stakeholders, the efficient and effective operation of OIGs, like the agencies and officials they oversee, is important to the successful operation of the government."

Report Number:
CRS In Focus, IF11869
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Date:
2021-07-06
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Public Domain
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Congressional Research Service: https://crsreports.congress.gov/
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pdf
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