If you can one-stop shop for practically every other thing in your life, why not for Inspectors General reports? Well, now you can. And just in time for the holidays!

The Inspector General (IG) community has a new website that creates a single home for thousands of IG reports from across the federal government. The Council of the Inspectors General on Integrity and Efficiency (CIGIE), an independent federal entity representing 73 Offices of Inspector General, recently launched Oversight.gov, where you can follow the ongoing oversight work of all IGs that post reports publicly.

Users will also be able to access over 6,000 previously issued IG reports, a number that will continue to grow as IGs issue new reports. While Inspectors General post their reports to their respective websites, Oversight.gov will let you sort, search, and filter across agencies. Say you are interested in “cybersecurity.” Plop that in the search engine, and you will currently find 446 IG reports across all agencies.

Perfect for some light reading, we know. But this website is important because it gives the public easy access to information about their government and also encourages transparency in government.

IGs serve as watchdogs inside federal government agencies. Each year, IGs identify billions of dollars in potential taxpayer savings, conduct investigations that promote government accountability, and make thousands of recommendations to improve government operations. Visitors to Oversight.gov will see that, for the third consecutive year, the IG community identified over $20 billion in potential savings of tax dollars as part of their comprehensive efforts to eliminate fraud, waste, and abuse in federal programs.

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 to maintain confidence in the postal system and to improve the Postal Service’s bottom line. We do this through independent audits and investigations – in fiscal year 2017, 191 reports and 2,978 investigations closed.

Regular visitors to our website know we post our audit reports and white papers on our public website and promote those reports through social media, including this blog, to encourage dialogue and input on our work. But you can now find us on Oversight.gov too. Please check it out, but then come back and visit us here again.

Comments (4)

  • anon

    I think I am right when I say that the public can open their mail from their po box inside the lobby of the post office and leave the trash there in the trash recepticle. and that it doesnt matter if it is a letter or a box. and that even if the postal clerk doesnt feel like emptying the trash recepticle in hopes that the public will not use it because it is full and they dont want to work at emptying it or dealing with any trash is not a reason not to use the trash recepticle. am I right? if I am not right then shouldnt there be a warning to the public in full display that it is illegal to throw your postal trash out inside a post office? The post office is a service organization and the removal and/or recycling of paper trash should be part of their service. just like keeping the lobby clean. all packaging is recycleable in one way or another. it would be a great service if the post office would handle the recycling of the trash since it is already sorted, already all paper and packaging materials in one spot. it is understood that no one wants to deal with trash. but whose responsibility is it? is there a way to get action if the postal clerks tells the customers that they cant throw out their postal trash inside the lobby of the post offices? recently I was bullied by the clerk who insisted that I must take all my mail out of the post office. they threatened they would forcibly revoke my post office po box if I didnt do what they said.

    Oct 22, 2017
  • anon

    Thanks for your comments. The concerns you raise involve a USPS facility and are therefore best addressed to USPS Customer Service. The OIG is an independent agency of the Postal Service, and your concerns fall outside of our jurisdiction. Please contact the Postal Service by going to USPS.com and entering "Customer Service Help" in the search box.

    Oct 25, 2017
  • anon

    Ah BS - have reported many violations to the USPS IG - no response, no help, no resolution. Veteran still can't access his mail. Seems like you want postal events to happen via no action.

    Oct 16, 2017
  • anon

    Please if it is possible to get back the passport even the green card ;because it was delivered a time ago to another direction instead of me...thank you

    Oct 16, 2017