Subcommittee to Hold Hearing on Restoring Independence of Inspectors General

Apr 15, 2021
Press Release

Washington D.C. (Apr. 15, 2021)—On Tuesday, April 20, 2021 at 9:30 a.m. E.T., Rep. Gerald E. Connolly, the Chairman of the Subcommittee on Government Operations, will hold a hybrid hearing to examine the importance of objective and impartial inspectors general (IGs), ways to strengthen their independence, and the tools they need to provide effective oversight of both their agencies and themselves.

 

Since they were established in 1978, Offices of the Inspector General have provided critical oversight of executive branch operations:  they help recover overpayments by government agencies, identify risks and program improvement areas, and root out fraud, waste, abuse, and gross mismanagement.  

 

The IGs and their employees perform a mission that requires independence and objectivity, and despite being politically appointed in many cases, IGs strive to remain outside of the political fray, using data, evidence, and authenticated resources to draft nonpartisan reports and conduct oversight.

 

WHAT:  

 

Subcommittee on Government Operations Hearing entitled, “Restoring Independence:  Rebuilding the Federal Offices of Inspectors General”

 

WHEN:

Tuesday, April 20, 2021, at 9:30 a.m. E.T.

 

WHO:    

 

Allison C. Lerner
Inspector General
National Science Foundation
Chair, Council of the Inspectors General on Integrity and Efficiency

Kathy A. Buller
Inspector General
Peace Corps
Executive Chair, Council of the Inspectors General on Integrity and Efficiency Legislation Committee

Clark K. Ervin
Former Inspector General
Department of Homeland Security and Department of State

Liz Hempowicz
Director of Public Policy
Project on Government Oversight
 

WATCH:

A livestream will be available on YouTube and the Committee on Oversight and Reform website.

 

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117th Congress