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House Oversight Panel: Many IG Recommendations Not Implemented

Capitol_BuildingThe House Oversight and Government Reform Committee will release a report Tuesday outlining how many agencies are not implementing recommendations from inspectors general on potential savings, the Washington Post reports.

Eric Yoder writes the committee’s staff report found 17,000 recommendations that are still pending and estimates they could help save $67 billion if fully implemented.

Committee staff identified the departments of Health and Human Services, Homeland Security, State and Veterans Affairs as among the Cabinet-level departments having the most recommendations not implemented, according to the Post.

Only HHS and the VA currently have a Senate-confirmed IG in place and eight of the government’s 73 IG positions are vacant, the report said.

A series of hearings will start Tuesday on the role of IGs in agencies and how agencies are responding to IG recommendations, starting with the departments of Education and Transportation, Yoder reports.

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