The Inspector General (IG) community just added a new bell and whistle to its Oversight.gov website – a whistleblower resource page. The page was launched last week, in conjunction with National Whistleblower Appreciation Day.

Oversight.gov was unveiled over two years ago by the Council of the Inspectors General on Integrity and Efficiency (CIGIE), an independent federal entity representing 74 Offices of Inspector General. The site houses the latest public reports from federal IGs who are members of CIGIE. While these Inspectors General post their reports to their respective websites, Oversight.gov lets you sort, search, and filter across agencies.

The new whistleblower resource page, created by CIGIE and the U.S. Office of Special Counsel (OSC), provides information to whistleblowers to ensure they know the avenues available to report wrongdoing. The online resource also directs whistleblowers to the correct venue for filing a complaint about any ensuing retaliation they may experience.

CIGIE also released a new report to illustrate the importance of coming forward to report misconduct. From ensuring that veterans receive timely access to health care, to protecting the integrity of our financial institutions, the OIG investigations, audits, and reviews highlighted in the CIGIE report were initiated or advanced because of a whistleblower. 

Those reports, along with examples of OIG efforts to protect whistleblowers from retaliation, are available on Oversight.gov, which is dedicated to fostering transparency in government.

IGs serve as watchdogs inside government agencies. Each year, IGs identify billions of dollars in potential taxpayer savings, conduct investigations that promote accountability, and make thousands of recommendations to improve operations. Go to Oversight.gov to see that for the fourth consecutive year, the IG community identified over $25 billion in potential savings.

Here at the U.S. Postal Service OIG, our mission is to ensure efficiency, accountability, and integrity in America’s postal service, its revenue and assets, and its employees. We also help maintain confidence in the postal system and improve the Postal Service’s bottom line. We do this through independent audits and investigations – in fiscal year 2018 we issued 166 products and closed 2,712 investigations.

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  • anon

    When submitting a complaint. How do we know if u received it?. There is no submission confirmation or anything stating it was successful completed.

    Aug 24, 2019
  • anon

    Hello, Latonya. Thank you for your comment. If you filed a complaint with the USPS OIG Hotline and included your email address when you filed the complaint, you will receive a response via email from the OIG Hotline stating we received your complaint.

    Aug 26, 2019
  • anon

    Correction. Date of the article is present to the left of the main text. Still do not see a link to The new whistleblower page.

    Aug 24, 2019
  • anon

    Hello, JR. Thanks for your comment. You can access the new whistleblower page here: https://www.oversight.gov/whistleblowers

    Aug 26, 2019
  • anon

    "The Inspector General (IG) community just added a new bell and whistle to its Oversight.gov website – a whistleblower resource page." No link to that page. Article undated.

    Aug 24, 2019
  • anon

    I just would like for my mail to be returned to me please.

    Aug 09, 2019
  • anon

    The IG should take a hard look at the culture that allows management to stay in a 1930s style of authoritarian mindset. Postal management is an exercise in extreme intimidation and aggressive malicious treatment of craft employees.

    Aug 06, 2019
  • anon

    Dear Sir, do you realize that your mail carriers are in non- air conditioned vehicles in this dangerous heat? In Texas and the south in general? Why not have them come in earlier and deliver earlier and case the mail in the afternoon? Problem solved with out paying a penny more, morale raised and many heat related sick calls averted! This will make you look great and may save a life! Sincerely Monika Thompson

    Aug 06, 2019
  • anon

    I couldn’t agree more. I’m a carrier in new ENgland and while it’s not as bad as the Texas heat, delivering during this heat wave was unbearable. The post office gave me a vehicle with a broken fan, and even when the fan does work, it just blows hot engine air on us. Because of safety rules, they don’t want us drinking water while driving and my route is a driving route. If I pull over to take a drink of water, I get yelled at about using my time efficiently. I cashed my dps to cut down on my time on the road and I got yelled at. No matter what you do, your wrong. Im looking for another job. I’ve only been a carrier for a couple months and I know why they have the term going postal. I have so much respect for employees that have been there for years. People think it’s an easy job. The act of delivering mail isn’t hard. The politics and the way the employees are treated is horrible.

    Aug 08, 2019
  • anon

    Heat is not just a problem in Texas and the South! What about Az and Nv. In general nation wide in the summer any where can have extreme heat!

    Aug 07, 2019

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