Monthly Archives: May 2013

GOP Leaders Call On OIG To Investigate Sebelius

Posted on May31, 2013
Senate GOP leaders on Thurs. called for an Inspector General investigation into fundraising activities reportedly carried out by HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius. “We believe the OIG is well-positioned to impartially examine any and all evidence regarding these practices on the part of Secretary Sebelius or other HHS officials,” the Senators wrote. Please read the entire article at Government Health IT website.
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Gotcha Guide: 4 Types of Washington Investigations

Posted on May31, 2013
Most of what Americans know about their government's crimes, misdeeds and foul-ups comes from the government itself. Washington's investigation machine never quits. To view your government's most trusted and efficient case management & tracking system please view the CMTS link here.   Thousands of federal workers spend hundreds of millions of dollars a year checking up on their peers. And Congress is watching, too. The probes that go public , what happened at the Internal Revenue Service, or in Benghazi,…
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Kentucky Office of Inspector General, Division of Health Care May Newsletter Released

Posted on May30, 2013
Kentucky Office of Inspector General, Division of Health Care Newsletter Issue: #05-2013 May 2013 Welcome to the Office of Inspector General, Division of Health Care's May 2013 edition of the Long Term Care Provider Newsletter. This newsletter is a valuable vehicle to update you on current events affecting Long Term Care. Please feel free to share this newsletter with anyone you think would benefit. To continue receiving this newsletter, be sure to join our mailing list by clicking the link…
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AG Holder helps give awards to watchdogs

Posted on May29, 2013
Attorney General Eric Holder paid tribute Wednesday morning to some of his colleagues who give him the most grief: employees of the Justice Department's Inspector General. In the past year, the watchdog office has released reports digging into the deeply flawed "gunwalking" probe known as Operation Fast and Furious, mismanagement at Justice's Civil Rights Division, and even leaks to the news media. The reports often shine an unflattering light on the department and have sometimes led to resignations of senior…
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NASA Inspector General’s report says money remains agency’s biggest outside challenge

Posted on May28, 2013
NASA's Inspector General's office has released its semiannual report to Congress on the state of the space agency as of March 31, 2013. The 68-page report is available online today. Inspector General Paul Martin said in his cover letter that the agency had high points during the six months covered in the report, including the Mars Curiosity rover landing and commercial resupply missions to the International Space Station. But it also had big challenges, including cost overruns on the James…
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Florida inspector general recommends limits to pay for college presidents

Posted on May22, 2013
Florida Inspector General Melinda Miguel recommended in a report issued Monday that parameters be established for college presidents’ pay, leave benefits and expectations for performance. Miguel said in the report — prompted in part by the $1 million exit contract given to former Florida State College at Jacksonville president Steve Wallace — that compensation varied tremendously among the 28 state colleges in the system of state and community colleges. The presidents’ pay ranged from $143,000 to $630,000, Miguel wrote, and…
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Inspector General May Conduct a Broader Audit on How the IRS Monitors 501(c)(4)s

Posted on May22, 2013
The inspector general already released one report on Tuesday following IRS admissions that it had inappropriately targeted conservative groups. That report sought to determine how the IRS had targeted those groups, and if it had delayed processing of applications or requested unnecessary information from them. The audit found that IRS employees who scrutinized groups with "tea party" or "patriots" in their names had temporarily stopped doing so after their actions were discovered by higher ups, but later reverted to the…
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Louisiana Health Department Hires Inspector General

Posted on May17, 2013
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana's Department of Health and Hospitals has hired a new inspector general to review spending and fight fraud. The hiring of William Root, announced Wednesday, comes after Gov. Bobby Jindal's administration canceled a nearly $200 million Medicaid contract whose award is being investigated by state and federal officials. Root will not be involved in those investigations, according to DHH. Root will work as both inspector general and chief compliance officer at DHH, overseeing audit efforts,…
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LESSONS LEARNED FROM THE RECOVERY ACT: AN AGENCY AND OIG RETROSPECTIVE FROM THE U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Posted on May07, 2013
A Message From the Office of Inspector General On behalf of the Recovery Accountability and Transparency Board (the Board), the U.S. Department ofthe Interior's Office oflnspector General (DOl OIG) is pleased to present this final report, entitled "Lessons Learned from the Recovery Act: An Agency and OIG Retrospective." The report summarizes the results of a recent review of lessons learned by Federal agencies and OIGs during the implementation of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of2009 (Recovery Act). The review,…
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Palm Beach Inspector General Office Is Limping With Half Of Expected Budget & Staff.

Posted on May06, 2013
Palm Beach County’s first inspector general says she is so crippled by court rulings, budget restraints and push-back from the county and many of its cities that she can’t do the corruption-fighting job that voters envisioned for the 3-year-old post. The roadblocks have left Inspector General Sheryl Steckler with half her budget, half a staff and no legal standing to defend her office in court. The most recent blow was a series of court rulings in a lawsuit filed by…
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