COI Resources Topic: Researching & Investigating
A wide-ranging index of links to helpful databases, search engines, and other resources that may prove useful while conducting oversight.
Oversight.gov is a central repository for reports from most of the 72 Inspectors General. The site allows Congress and the public to search for reports efficiently across the work of multiple government agency Inspectors General, as opposed to going to each individual site.
Additional resources on congressional oversight complied by the Congressional Research Service.
Overview of how GAO can support Congress in meeting its constitutional responsibilities and to help improve the performance and ensure the accountability of the federal government for the benefit of the American people.
Information sheets about GAO’s website and how to connect with GAO.
Getting answers can be hard. This checklist offers different avenues you can take to get the information you need.
Audio: Overseeing Improper Payments by Peter Tyler, former Senior Professional Staffer for HSGAC’s Subcommittee on Federal Financial Management, Government Information, Federal Services, and International SecurityApril 28, 2017
A primer on what improper payments are.
A description of the Presidential transition process as it relates to ethics and conflicts-of-interest reviews.
A list of ethics and conflicts-of-interest questions that could be asked of nominees.
Audio: Heather Jones, Office of Government Ethics, on Ethics Review Process and Nominee Financial DisclosuresJanuary 6, 2017
A tip sheet with basic information about what the Congressional Research Service is and what it does.