Monthly Archives: November 2016

IG Survey Highlights Damage of Inefficient Hiring Processes

Posted on November21, 2016
A recent survey of Inspectors General offices by the Association of Government Accountants highlighted just how much agencies are being hindered by the federal hiring process.  Among the challenges noted: The hiring process doesn’t provide a qualified pool of candidates 30% of the time Initiating the hiring process is “long, cumbersome, and inefficient” according to IGs It isn’t clear whether a writing sample can even be required to apply Even when qualified candidates are identified, they often accept other positions…
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US Citizens See Corruption as a Major Problem

Posted on November18, 2016
This news might be good job security for Inspectors General, but it’s a distressing fact: US citizens see our government as more corrupt than statistics indicate it actually is.  Gallup’s most recent poll, conducted over a year ago, finds that three-quarters of US Citizens describe corruption as “widespread” in their government.   Rasmussen’s most recent poll, conducted in early 2016, found an even higher number – 81% reported the Federal Government is “somewhat” or “very” corrupt”. Fortunately, it’s not accurate to…
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Interrupting the Fraud Triangle

Posted on November13, 2016
From time to time, it’s helpful to take a step back from day-to-day investigative work and consider how some of the more significant criminology theories should impact decision-making.  One of the more established theories in fraud investigations is the Fraud Triangle.  According to this theory, there are three things which must be present to precipitate a fraud: Pressure, Perceived Opportunity, and Rationalization. First, a person must have a pressure they need to solve.  This pressure is often, but not always,…
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Join Us at the Annual AIG Conference

Posted on November04, 2016
The Association of Inspectors General’s Annual Conference is coming up in just two short weeks!  The conference is taking place in Boston from November 16th- 18th.  We’ve sponsored this conference for many years, and it’s a great opportunity to learn about the most recent investigative tools, techniques and targets used by IG offices across the country.  This conference is just one of the many great ways the AIG serves the investigative community and its efforts to combat waste, fraud and…
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