Inspector General Group Unveils Online Platform for Federal Whistleblowers; Michael Horowitz Quoted

Jeff Brody
Michael Horowitz

The Council of Inspectors General on Integrity and Efficiency introduced an online tool to inform whistleblowers about their rights and process for reporting abuse, waste and fraud at agencies, Federal News Network reported Thursday

The new page on the Oversight website is in the "beta" phase and includes information on the inspector general hotline, the Government Accountability Office’s FraudNet portal and the Office of Special Counsel’s disclosure unit. Horowitz said Sen. James Lankford (R-Okla.) proposed funding for the development of the whistleblower landing page in the spending omnibus for fiscal year 2019.

“What we tried to do over the past year or so was think about how we could deliver more information to insiders, to whistleblowers, to come forward [and] report to the IG community on waste, fraud, abuse and misconduct, so that we can help make government more effective and efficient and root out wrongdoing,” Michael Horowitz, chairman of CIGIE and inspector general of the Department of Justice.

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