House Report - IG Recommendations Could Save Taxpayers $67 Billion
Open and Unimplemented - IG Recommendations Could Save Taxpayers $67 Billion, Staff Report Prepared for Chairman Darrell Issa, House of Representatives, 113th Congress, Committee on Oversight and Government Reform. March 5, 2013"The House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform has jurisdiction over the IG community. This staff report is a compilation of four years’ worth of data provided to the Committee by the IGs. The IGs responded to annual requests from the Committee for the volume and value of their open and unimplemented recommendations beginning in 2009. Based on data provided annually by the IGs, the Committee’s Republican staff found that agency management has not implemented thousands of recommendations that would save taxpayers more than $67 billion. The backlog for implementing IG recommendations has reached an all - time high, and the volume of recommendations that remain unimplemented continues to increase every year. In 2008, then - Chairman
Henry Waxman found that the Bush Administration did not fully
implement more than 13,800 IG recommendations made since 2001. Since then - Ranking Member Darrell Issa began surveying the IGs, the total number of open and unimplemented recommendations has increased dramatically, from 10,894 in 2009 to 16,906 in 2012."