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Panel Chides Obama for Inspector-General Vacancies

From Washington Post

House Republicans on Thursday criticized the Obama administration’s delay in nominating inspectors general for several key agencies.

Rep. Darrell Issa, Chairman of the House Oversight and Government Affairs Committee

There are 10 inspector-general vacancies, including five at Cabinet-level agencies. Four of the positions have been vacant for more than three years and some, such as the State Department’s, have been led by a deputy inspector general for years.

“This administration’s failure to fill inspector-general vacancies has weakened the effectiveness of the inspector-general community, thus exposing American taxpayer dollars to waste, fraud and abuse,” said Rep. Darrell Issa, chairman of the House Oversight and Government Affairs Committee.

Acting inspectors general have filled the vacant slots.

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About Us

The District of Columbia Chapter of the Association of Inspectors General is an organization of governmental investigative professionals and audit professionals formed to provide a development network to:

• Provide continuing professional training and education to Inspectors General, Inspectors General Investigators, Inspectors General Auditors, and their staffs;
• Promote the adoption of ethical procedures in the conduct of government business, as well as sound Inspector General agency policies and standardized best practices;
• Encourage policy research and analysis; and,
• Engage in the exchange of ideas and information

The Association of Inspectors General, District of Columbia Chapter, consists of Inspectors General and professional staff who are responsible for promoting ethical conduct in government operations, providing oversight of agencies under their jurisdictions, and conducting fair, thorough, independent investigations of alleged misconduct.

The District of Columbia Chapter is affiliated with the National Association of Inspectors General.  The District of Columbia Chapter shares its goal of fostering and promoting public accountability and integrity in prevention, investigation, audit, detection, elimination and prosecution of waste, fraud, and abuse.  To these ends, the District of Columbia Chapter supports policy research and analysis; standardization of practices, policies, conduct, and ethics; encouragement of professional development; and the establishment of professional qualifications, certifications, and licensing.

Training seminars are presented by the Association of Inspectors General, District of Columbia Chapter, three to four times per year or as scheduled and are aimed at increasing member effectiveness, fostering critical thinking, and providing examples of the best practices in the field of internal governmental investigation.



Matthew D. Harris, PhD  (President) Assistant Special Agent in Charge  USPS OIG

Helen Lew ( 1st VP) Inspector General – Washington Metro Transportation Authority

Milton Mayo (2nd VP) Inspector General- United States EEOC

Roy Simmons (Secretary) Washington DC OIG

Suzzanne Jones (Treasurer) 

Board Members

Matthew D. Harris

Helen Lew

Milton Mayo

Roy Simmons

Suzzanne Jones

Andy Clemmons

Wallace Sampson

The Association of Inspectors General is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy ("NASBA") as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. State boards of accountancy have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. Complaints regarding sponsors may be addressed to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors, 150 Fourth Avenue North, Suite 700, Nashville, TN 37219-2417, or visit


The recommended amount of CPE credit for the Conference is 16, with each credit based upon a 50-minute hour.*


Prerequisites - None
Fields of Study - Investigations, Accounting & Auditing; Ethics & Management; Specialized Knowledge
Program Level - Overview
Delivery Method - Group Live