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Department Critical Infrastructure Protection Implementing Plans to Protect Cyber-Based Infrastructure

Report No. 04-05
November 2003
Office of the Inspector General

Appendix 7
PCIE/ECIE Description

The President's Council on Integrity and Efficiency (PCIE) and the Executive Council on Integrity and Efficiency (ECIE) were established by Executive Order 12805, May 11, 1992, to:

  • address integrity, economy, and effectiveness issues that transcend individual government agencies, and
  • increase the professionalism and effectiveness of Inspector General (IG) personnel throughout the government.

To accomplish their mission, the PCIE and ECIE members look to conduct interagency and inter-entity audit, inspection, and investigation projects to promote economy and efficiency in Federal programs and operations and address more effectively governmentwide issues of fraud, waste, and abuse. The Council members also develop policies, standards, and approaches to aid in the establishment of a well-trained and highly skilled IG workforce.

The PCIE is primarily comprised of the Presidentially-appointed IGs and the ECIE is primarily comprised of the agency head-appointed IGs. The Deputy Director for Management of the Office of Management and Budget chairs both Councils. The Chair appoints a Vice Chair from each Council to assist in carrying out its functions. Officials from the Office of Management and Budget, Federal Bureau of Investigation, Office of Government Ethics, Office of Special Counsel, and Office of Personnel Management serve on both Councils.