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  • The U.S. House of Representatives Passes the IG Empowerment Act

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  • CIGIE Issues Letter to HSGAC Regarding Support of the IG Empowerment Act of 2015

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  • CIGIE Issues Letter to the Senate Majority and Minority Leaders Regarding OIGs Access to Records

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  • The CIGIE Training Institute

    Advancing the IG Profession and OIG Mission Effectiveness with Quality, Cost-Effective, IG-Specific Training

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  • Joint Statement on National Whistleblower Appreciation Day

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What is CIGIE?

The Council of the Inspectors General on Integrity and Efficiency (CIGIE) is an independent entity established within the executive branch to address integrity, economy and effectiveness issues that transcend individual Government agencies and aid in the establishment of a professional, well-trained and highly skilled workforce in the Offices of Inspectors General.

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Welcome to IGnet serving as a portal to the Federal Inspector General Communitywhose primary responsibilities, to the American public, are to detect and prevent fraud, waste, abuse, and violations of law and to promote economy, efficiency and effectiveness in the operations of the Federal Government.

The Inspector General Act of 1978, as amended, establishes the responsibilities and duties of an IG. The IG Act has been amended to increase the number of agencies with statutory IGs. In 1988 came the establishment of IGs in smaller, independent agencies and there are now 73 statutory IGs.

IGnet also serves as the purveyor of information, to the American public, from The Council of the Inspectors General on Integrity and Efficiency (CIGIE)"The Inspector General Act of 1978 as amended by the IG Reform Act of 2008"created the CIGIE combining what were formerly known as the "PCIE" (President's Council on Integrity and Efficiency) and the "ECIE" (Executive Council on Integrity and Efficiency). The CIGIE has 7 committees, Audit, Information Technology, Inspection and Evaluation, Investigations, Integrity, Legislation and Professional Development as well as several related organizations.

The CIGIE Training Institute provides specialized training to the IG community.

Who are the IGs?

The Inspector General Act of 1978, as amended, statutorily established the Federal Inspectors General (IG) as independent and objective units within most agencies whose duties are to combat waste, fraud, and abuse in the programs and operations of their respective agencies.   To this end, each IG is responsible for conducting audits and investigations relating to the programs and operations of its agency.  Additionally, IGs provide leadership and coordination and recommend policies for activities designed to promote economy, efficiency, and effectiveness, and prevent and detect fraud and abuse, in agency programs and operations.  Learn more…