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.