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Nov 29, 2018

Evaluating Federal Disaster Response and Recovery Efforts

PURPOSE: To examine the U.S. government's response to the 2017 hurricane season, including efforts to aid affected survivors and communities. To discuss lessons-learned and additional opportunities to improve federal natural disaster-related programs. BACKGROUND: In 2017, Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria struck Texas, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and Florida, resulting in the ...

Nov 28, 2018

BOP Management of its Female Inmate Population, and Other Challenges

PURPOSE: To evaluate the Bureau of Prisons' (BOP) response to findings and recommendations from the Department of Justice (DOJ) Office of Inspector General (IG). To examine how BOP intends to hold its leaders accountable for wrongdoing, and uphold the ideals of professionalism, safety, and integrity within the federal prison system. BACKGROUND: On September 18, 2018, the DOJ IG released a report ...

Nov 15, 2018

Examining Misconduct and Retaliation at the U.S. Forest Service

PURPOSE: To examine the U.S. Forest Service's response to allegations of misconduct, sexual harassment, discrimination, and retaliation. BACKGROUND: On December 1, 2016, the Committee held a hearing to examine reported misconduct, harassment, and gender discrimination at the ...