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Council of the Inspectors General
on Integrity & Efficiency
Legislation Committee

The Honorable Peggy E. Gustafson, Inspector General,
Small Business Administration; Committee Chair

Mission |  

Letters to the 113th Congress |  

Bills ~ 112th Congress |  

Letters to the 112th Congress |  

Other Items of Interest |  

Archived Legislative Information

Note: Prior to the establishment of the CIGIE, this committee operated under the auspices of the "PCIE" (President's Council on Integrity & Efficiency) and the "ECIE" (Executive Council on Integrity & Efficiency). Reports completed prior to the CIGIE use the PCIE & ECIE acronyms in their titles.


Mission Statement ~ adopted January 2011

CIGIE's Legislation Committee is responsible for providing regular and ongoing communication regarding legislative issues and other matters of common interest between the Congress and CIGIE. Specifically, the Committee is dedicated to providing helpful and timely information about Federal Congressional initiatives to the Inspector General (IG) community; soliciting the views and concerns of the community in response to legislative initiatives and Congressional requests; and presenting views and recommendations to Congressional committees and staff, the Government Accountability Office, and the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) on issues and legislation that broadly affect the IG community.

The Legislation Committee will, in a professional, proactive, and efficient manner, strive to advance the following objectives:

    1) Foster productive and enduring relationships with members of Congress, Committees, and Congressional staff that have an interest in government fraud, waste, abuse, mismanagement and other issues paramount to the IG community;

    2) Effectively represent the IG Community's interests on legislative initiatives;

    3) Advance efficiency and effectiveness in government programs as prescribed by the IG Act by raising awareness of legislative issues of concern to the IG Community and presenting the IG perspective to Congress, OMB, and other stakeholders; and

    4) Inform IGs about legislative proposals and initiatives that affect the IG community.

Action Plan for Ongoing Legislation Committee Activities

The Committee, working as a whole and through the skills and experience of individual Committee members, will:

  • Meet with leadership and senior staff of the House Oversight and Government Reform and the Senate Homeland Security and Government Affairs Committees as well as other Congressional committees to initiate and maintain productive working relationships.
  • Meet with OMB, GAO, and other stakeholders as appropriate.
  • Develop and maintain a list of legislative developments that affect the IG community or individual IGs and provide IGs with monthly updates on legislation of general interest.
  • Present the IG community's views and recommendations to relevant Congressional entities on legislative proposals affecting the IG community.
  • Coordinate CIGIE response when the IG community is asked by a Congressional entity to provide information, comments, or recommendations on a particular topic or proposal.
  • Collaborate with other CIGIE committees on legislation-related matters and serve as a liaison to the Hill as needed.

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Letters to the 113th Congress

Bills ~ 112th Congress

112th CONGRESS LEGISLATION AFFECTING IGS

Letters to the 112th Congress

Other Items of Interest

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