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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