From Government Executive:

“It is dismaying, to say the least, that vacancies for inspectors general continue to persist,” said Nan Swift, resident fellow in the governance program at the R Street Institute, when asked for comment on the current status. “Without IGs in place, both Congress and the administration will be operating with significant blind spots and some oversight functions may shift to the already overworked and underfunded Government Accountability Office.”

She added that the Senate and Biden administration “have had ample time to address this growing problem” and “further delays will compound the problems created by lack of accountability at a time when many agencies are awash in more funds and programs than they typically administer, due to COVID-19 related emergency spending.”

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