A new report from the Office of Inspector General at the Federal Election Commission (FEC) provides new information about how the agency’s internal watchdog has been hamstrung for months — a concerning state of affairs that was also detailed in Issue One’s recent report “Busted and Broke: Why the Federal Election Commission doesn’t work.”
In short: The FEC’s Office of Inspector General has been unable, for many months, to complete audits, investigate criminal and administrative allegations, conduct peer reviews, evaluate personnel, approve budgetary decisions, and conduct mandatory professional trainings. This is further evidence that the agency suffers from systemic dysfunction.
For background, the Office of Inspector General is responsible for conducting audits and investigations; recommending policies and procedures that promote economy, efficiency, and effectiveness at the FEC; and preventing fraud, waste, and abuse at the agency.
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