Recommendations and Reforms from the Inspectors General

Full House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform
Full House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform
Hearing Date: November 15, 2017 10:00 am 2154 Rayburn HOB

PURPOSE:
  • To examine the implementation of the Inspector General Empowerment Act of 2016 and recent efforts to introduce transparency to the work of Inspectors General (IG).
  • To examine ongoing management challenges identified by IGs in their respective agencies.
BACKGROUND:
  • On December 16, 2016, President Obama signed into law the Inspector General Empowerment Act, which gives IGs improved access to agency documents and creates structural reforms.
  • As of November 2017, 13 IG positions remain vacant or are awaiting Senate confirmation.
  • On October 2, 2017, the IG community launched oversight.gov as a central location for reports, audits, and other IG work products to increase transparency.

Witnesses and testimonies

Name Title Organization Panel Document
The Honorable Michael E. Horowitz Chair, Council of the Inspectors General on Integrity and Efficiency Inspector General U.S. Department of Justice Document
The Honorable Kathy A. Buller Executive Chair, Legislation Committee, Council of the Inspectors General on Integrity and Efficiency Inspector General Peace Corps Document
The Honorable John Roth Inspector General U.S. Department of Homeland Security Document

Related Documents

Name Document
Chairman Gowdy Opening Statement Document