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It's Hard to Be a Watchdog When Your View Is Obstructed

In his blog, IIA President and CEO Richard Chambers, CIA, QIAL, CGAP, CCSA, CRMA, shares his personal reflections and insights on the internal audit profession. Here's an excerpt from his latest post:

​I was fortunate during my tenure as inspector general of the Tennessee Valley Authority and deputy inspector general of the U.S. Postal Service to have boards that understood the important role IGs must play and the statutory independence envisioned by the U.S. Inspector General Act, which created the current IG model in the United States. The boards conveyed a z​ero-tolerance policy to management within the agencies in terms of interference with our work.​

However, I encountered many instances during more than 25 years as an auditor in the U.S. government, where officials tried to block access to records, provided misleading information, or delayed the release of audit reports containing bad news. Unfortunately, it is a challenge that IGs and others in government auditing face all too often.

Read the full blog post from IIA President and CEO Richard Chambers.