Federal Manager's Daily Report

The Senate has passed S-2178, to bring more attention to IG findings that agencies have not addressed by requiring the posting on a single site of all IG recommendations government-wide that have been pending for more than a year.

There is currently no standard requirement for how IGs organize and maintain open recommendations on their websites, and the quality of publicly available information varies from agency to agency, sponsors said.

The bipartisan bill, which now moves to the House, is the latest in a series of recent moves in Congress, including several hearings, calling attention to recommendations of IGs—as well as of the GAO—that are unresolved, in some cases for years. GAO already has a similar tracking feature on its own site; while IG reports are available on a central site, open recommendations are not centrally indexed in that way.