Who runs a federal agency: the agency head or the inspector general? The author discusses the role of inspectors general (IGs) in agency operations and when (or not) an agency might be wise to follow the recommendations from an IG.
The FLRA concluded a union proposal to allow bargaining on restricting IG investigations was proper. In overruling the FLRA, the DC Circuit Court of Appeals concluded a similar decision on this issue issued in 1994 was still correct.
Performance appraisal season is approaching for federal employees. The author says that past performance ratings do not reliably predict positive changes for the future and offers some supporting evidence as to why.
The Department of Transportation Inspector General will release a report Thursday on the costs associated with the 2009 FAA National Air Traffic Controllers Association (NATCA) Collective Bargaining Agreement and warn FAA not to repeat costly mistakes of the past.
DOJ’s refusal to certify that federal employees were acting within the scope of their employment has left two federal employees facing a lawsuit charging them with various torts.
An agency Inspector General, appointed by President George W. Bush and fired by President Obama, was recently handed a defeat in his attempt to overturn his firing.