For Immediate Release
August 29, 2018
Contact: Mark Jones
Inspectors General to Host Fall Series of Events to Commemorate 40 Years of Excellence in Independent Oversight
The Council of the Inspectors General on Integrity and Efficiency (CIGIE) continues a year-long effort to educate the public about, and commemorate the impact of, the Inspector General Act of 1978 and the work of federal Inspectors General (IG) in the 40 years since passage of the Act. As part of this effort, the IG community will host a series of events this fall across the country, including:
- Jimmy Carter Presidential Library and Museum, Atlanta, GA.
October 12, 2018. 10 am to 12 pm.
Forty years to the day that President Jimmy Carter signed the Inspector General Act of 1978, a panel discussion on the historical impact of Inspectors General will be hosted at the Jimmy Carter Presidential Library and Museum. The Museum will also display an exhibit to commemorate the Inspectors General throughout the month of October.
- University of Chicago Harris School of Public Policy, Chicago, IL.
November 13, 2018. 5 pm to 7 pm. Reception to follow.
An evening lecture for students, faculty and staff, and members of the IG community will be hosted at the University of Chicago Harris School of Public Policy. The lecture will focus on a historical overview of IGs and the ways IG offices work within the local governance structure to perform effective oversight.
All events are open to the public, but tickets are limited. Press should register by emailing Michael Leary at Michael.firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information and public registration, visit our website https://www.ignet.gov/2018-commemoration.
Other events this fall highlighting the work of the Inspectors General will be announced as they are finalized.
The Inspector General Act of 1978, as amended, established 73 independent Offices of Inspector General (OIG) within federal agencies to provide oversight and to promote economy, efficiency, and effectiveness throughout the federal government. Today, over 14,000 OIG employees work to detect and deter waste, fraud, abuse, and misconduct in federal programs and personnel. This work has resulted in recommendations for hundreds of billions of dollars of potential savings, tens of thousands of successful prosecutions, and transformational government reforms.