The Office of the Inspector General
The FLRA's Office of Inspector General (IG) was established pursuant to Pub. L. No. 100-504, the Inspector General Act Amendments of 1988, which amended Pub. L. No. 95-452, the Inspector General Act of 1978 (IG Act).
The Inspector General Act of 1978, as amended, establishes the responsibilities and duties of an IG. The IG Act was amended throughout the 1980s to increase the number of agencies with statutory IGs, culminating in 1988 with the establishment of IGs in smaller, independent agencies. There are now 65 statutory IGs. The FLRA's IG reports directly to the Authority's Chairman and Congress. As set forth in the authorizing legislation, the IG:
- conducts and supervises investigations, internal reviews, audits, and evaluations of the programs and operations of the FLRA;
- provides leadership and coordination, and recommends actions to management which (1) promote economy, efficiency, and effectiveness in agency programs and operations; and (2) prevent and detect fraud, waste, abuse, and mismanagement of government resources;
- provides Hotline and IG assistance to FLRA and other Federal employees regarding systemic fraud, waste, abuse, and mismanagement; and
- keeps the Chairman, Authority management, and the Congress fully informed regarding problems and deficiencies, as well as the necessity for and the progress of corrective action.