Q: My agency's IG is knowledgeable about the issues facing our particular programs and operations. How does the IG gain a government-wide perspective?
A: Depending on how the IG is appointed, each IG is a member of either the President's Council on Integrity and Efficiency (PCIE) for PAS IGs, or the Executive Council on Integrity and Efficiency (ECIE) for agency-appointed IGs. These Councils coordinate and enhance government-wide efforts to promote integrity and efficiency and to detect and prevent fraud, waste, and abuse in Federal programs. The mission of the PCIE and ECIE is to:
- Address integrity, economy, and effectiveness issues that transcend individual Government agencies, and
- Increase the professionalism and effectiveness of IG personnel throughout the Government.
Ongoing projects with government-wide implications include the reviews of agencies' critical infrastructure protection of cyber and physical assets, improper payments, and social security numbers use.
Information from the President's Council on Integrity and Efficiency