Office of Inspector General

Congressional Testimony

This section lists all Office of Inspector General testimonies before the U.S. Congress.

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Date Testimony and EPA OIG Witness
June 14, 2016 Unimplemented OIG Recommendations at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board
Statement of Alan S. Larsen, Counsel to the Inspector General
May 18, 2016 OIG Investigations of Employee Misconduct at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
Statement of Patrick Sullivan Assistant Inspector General for Investigations
Apr 30, 2015 Ongoing Negotiations Regarding Impediments to Full Inspector General Access with the Office of Homeland Security and Importance of Timely Reporting of Employee Misconduct
Statement of Arthur A. Elkins Jr. Inspector General
Apr 30, 2015 Employee Misconduct at the U.S. EPA
Statement of Patrick Sullivan Assistant Inspector General for Investigations
Apr 14, 2015 Management and Performance Oversight by the Office of Inspector General for the EPA and CSB
Statement of Arthur A. Elkins Jr. Inspector General
Mar 26, 2015 Records Management Practices at the EPA
Written Statement of Kevin Christensen Assistant, Inspector General for Audits
Mar 4, 2015 The EPA OIG's Oversight of the U.S. Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board
Statement of Patrick Sullivan Assistant Inspector General for Investigations
Feb 3, 2015 Progress and Remaining Challenges Regarding Impediments to Access Faced by Office of Inspector General for EPA and CSB
Statement of Arthur A. Elkins Jr., Inspector General
Oct 14, 2014 Ineffective Oversight of Purchase Cards Results in Inappropriate Purchases at EPA
Statement of Janet Kasper, Director, Contracts and Assistance Agreement Audits
Sept 10, 2014 Is it Necessary to Clarify or Strengthen the Inspector General Act of 1978?
Statement of Arthur A. Elkins Jr., Inspector General
June 19, 2014 Lack of cooperation by the U.S. Chemical Safety Board with the EPA's Office of Inspector General
Statement of Arthur A. Elkins Jr., Inspector General
May 7, 2014 The Office of Inspector General's Cases of Employee Misconduct at the EPA
Statement of Allan Williams, Deputy Assistant Inspector General for Investigations
May 7, 2014 How the EPA’s Office of Homeland Security Impedes the Investigations of the EPA’s Office of Inspector General
Statement of Patrick Sullivan, Assistant Inspector General for Investigations
Oct 1, 2013 The EPA OIG’s Investigation of John C. Beale
Statement of Patrick Sullivan, Assistant Inspector General for Investigations
Oct 1, 2013 A Look at the Recent Work of the Office of Inspector General, U.S. EPA
Statement of Arthur A. Elkins Jr., Inspector General
Sept 30, 2013 The EPA OIG's Investigation of John C. Beale
Oral Statement of Patrick Sullivan, Assistant Inspector General for Investigations
Sept 30, 2013 A Look at the Audit Response of the Office of Inspector General, U.S. EPA to the Beale Investigation
Oral Statement of Arthur A. Elkins Jr., Inspector General
Mar 14, 2013 EPA's Fiscal Year 2012 Management Challenges
Statement of Arthur A. Elkins, Jr., Inspector General
Nov 17, 2011 Fostering Quality Science at EPA
Statement of Arthur A. Elkins, Jr., Inspector General
Oct 12, 2011 Cutting EPA Spending
Statement of Arthur A. Elkins, Jr., Inspector General
May 4, 2011 Stimulus Status: Two Years and Counting
Statement of Arthur A. Elkins, Jr., Inspector General
Mar 2, 2011 Major Management Challenges at the EPA
Statement of Arthur A. Elkins, Jr., Inspector General
Oct 15, 2009 The Clean Water Act after 37 Years: Recommitting to the Protection of the Nation's Waters
Statement of Wade T. Najjum, Assistant Inspector General for Program Evaluation
Apr 29, 2009 Statement of Melissa Heist Before the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure U.S. House of Representatives
Sept 25, 2008 Statement of Stephen J. Nesbitt Before the Committee on Environment and Public Works United States Senate
July 30, 2008 Statement of Wade T. Najjum Before the Subcommittee on Water Resources and Environment Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure U.S. House of Representatives
Oct 4, 2007 Statement of Wade T. Najjum Before the Subcommittee on Environment and Hazardous Materials Committee on Energy and Commerce U.S. House of Representatives
July 25, 2007 Statement of Wade T. Najjum Before the Subcommittee on Superfund and Environmental Health Committee on Environment and Public Works United States Senate
Mar 1, 2007 Statement of Bill A. Roderick Before the Subcommittee on Environment and Hazardous Materials Committee on Energy and Commerce U.S. House of Representatives
May 18, 2006 Statement of Bill A. Roderick Before the Subcommittee on Water Resources and Environment Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure U.S. House of Representatives
Sept 28, 2005 Statement of Nikki L. Tinsley Before the Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations Committee on Energy and Commerce U.S. House of Representatives
July 20, 2004 Statement of Nikki L. Tinsley Before the Subcommittee on Water Resources and the Environment Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure U.S. House of Representatives
Mar 3, 2004 Testimony Of Melissa Heist Before The Committee On Environment and Public Works United States Senate
Oct 1, 2003 Testimony Of Melissa Heist Before The Subcommittee On Water Resources and The Environment Committee On  Transportation and Infrastructure United States House Of Representatives
June 11, 2003 Testimony of Nikki L. Tinsley Before The Subcommittee On Water Resources And The Environment Committee On Transportation and Infrastructure United States House of Representatives
July 31, 2002 Statement of Nikki L. Tinsley Before The Subcommittee On Superfund, Toxics, Risk, and Waste Management, Senate Committee On Environment and Public Works
June 25, 2002 Statement of Nikki L. Tinsley Before The Senate Environment and Public Works Committee
Apr 29, 2002 Testimony of Nikki Tinsley Before the Subcommittee on Energy Policy, Natural Resources and Regulatory Affairs Committee on Government Reform United States House of Representatives
   

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