Federal Manager's Daily Report

The Office of Special Counsel and the council of agency IGs have reached an agreement on procedures for cases involving whistleblowing by IG employees themselves.

Under the memo of understanding between the OSC and the Council of the Inspectors General on Integrity and Efficiency, an agency IG will be treated as the agency head and complaints will be referred to the IG council’s integrity committee (IC).

It also sets a framework for the IC and OSC to work together to ensure that the IC’s review provides OSC with the needed findings for OSC to fulfill its responsibilities.

Also, when allegations are submitted against a subordinate IG employee, the IG is to perform the duties required of an agency head in investigating the allegations of wrongdoing.

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