More Inspectors General Articles

  • Address errors cost the USPS millions, IG finds

    A wrong mailing address is more than just headache -- it's costing the U.S. Postal Service millions annually, the agency's inspector general has found. A program used by the U.S. Postal Service called the Address Management System stores the information that allows for the delivery of mail to...

  • Postal service employees use travel cards to gamble, pay bills and go bowling

    Postal employees have spent thousands of taxpayer dollars on gambling, bills and other personal expenses, according to a series of reports by the U.S. Postal Service inspector general. Federal employees may use government credit cards for official travel expenses, but some used theirs to...

  • Letter to the Editor: Treasury inspector general's office has cleaned up

    The Washington Examiner received the following letter to the editor in response to a March 7 article titled "Treasury investigators needed someone investigating them." I am disappointed that the March 7, 2014, Washington Examiner article titled “Treasury investigators needed someone...

  • FBI needs two weeks to add person to terrorist watch list, IG says

    More than two weeks sometimes pass before a newly identified terrorism suspect is added to the Federal Bureau of Investigation watchlist, the agency's watchdog has found.

  • Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac inspectors caught doing shoddy work, watchdog finds

    Inspections on houses headed into foreclosure -- inspections meant to save the Federal Housing Finance Agency money -- may be wasting money instead, the agency's inspector general has found. Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac -- which are regulated by the FHFA -- spent $91.2 million from 2011 to 2012...

  • Key John Kerry adviser runs State Department's redundant, mission-less 'conflict' bureau, IG says

    A new diplomatic program dedicated to preventing conflicts and run by a key adviser to Secretary of State John Kerry is directionless and unstable, and few in government know what it actually does, an internal watchdog says.

  • Darrell Issa subpoenas ATF over botched storefront sting operations

    House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Darrell Issa issued a scathing subpoena Wednesday to the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives over a series of botched undercover operations that left a wake of destruction behind them.

  • Updated: Postal service officials see no conflicts when its top real estate agent also represents buyers

    Officials with the world's largest commercial real estate company have represented both the U.S. Postal Service and buyers of postal properties on at least 10 occasions, a conflict of interest that should be barred, according to a government watchdog. The agreement allowing Los Angeles-based...

  • New York banking firm caught in mortgage scheme

    After turning a blind eye to a fraud scheme amongst its employees, a Wall Street firm has agreed to pay a $25 million settlement to the federal government. Jefferies, the New York-based investment banker and broker-dealer group, had been accused by federal officials of overcharging investors...

  • Watchdog uncovers hundreds of unreported, 'reckless' violations at DOJ

    Hundreds of Department of Justice attorneys and other employees have committed "reckless" and "intentional" violations, most of which were never made public, according to a new report by the Project on Government Oversight based on findings from the Justice Department's Office of Professional...

  • Examiner Editorial: Fighting waste and fraud requires junkyard dogs, not pawns

    When Congress and President Carter approved creation of the present inspector general program in 1978, the new officials were intended to be the front line of attack against waste and fraud in the federal government. Federal spending was just over $400 billion that year. Washington will spend...

  • New York gets caught double-billing Medicaid

    New York made away with $320 million from the federal government by over-billing Medicaid, according to a new watchdog report. According to the inspector general for the Health and Human Services Department, state-operated residences billed the federal government at twice the rate charged by...

  • EPA overlooking millions in potential fee revenue, IG finds

    Federal officials may have lost millions of dollars in revenue because they didn't properly review fees charged by the Environmental Protection Agency, according to a government watchdog. "We believe that the EPA could help the federal government reduce the budget deficit by performing more...

  • Veterans Affairs officials resign after promoting employee who used tax dollars for 'female companions,' sexted on VA computers

    Two senior executives at the Department of Veterans Affairs resigned in recent months after a high-level employee who was improperly hired admitted to having "sexted" on government-issued mobile devices and spent tax dollars to wine and dine "female companions" at bars, according to a newly...



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