The White House wants to promote better cooperation between agencies and their inspector general (IG) offices, which root out waste, fraud and abuse. The Biden administration has released new guidance with action items for agencies to improve communication with IGs.
- Courtney Bublé, staff correspondent at Government Executive, said the guidance encourages agencies to increase communication and coordination with their IG offices while remaining independent and designate senior officials to serve as liaisons to the offices.
- Bublé said the Council of the Inspectors General on Integrity and Efficiency (a group of sitting IGs that acts as a central hub) and the Project on Government Oversight nonprofit have praised the guidance.
- She said there are 12 inspector general positions without confirmed leadership, which is not a new problem but can impact morale at agencies.