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Mon Jun 10, 2019, 02:27 PM

Homeland Security watchdog retires after his office was forced to retract 'feel-good' audits

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Source: Washington Post

John V. Kelly, the acting inspector general for the Department of Homeland Security, announced his retirement Monday following revelations that he directed his staff to whitewash audits of the agency’s performance after federal disasters.

Kelly, 64, a career auditor who rose to the top job in 2017, announced his retirement in a brief email Monday morning to hundreds of DHS employees and contractors. “It has been an honor and privilege to serve the American citizens for over 40 years,” he wrote. “However, it is time for me to retire.”

Kelly, who had planned to retire after the confirmation of President Trump’s nominee for the position, wrote in an email to The Washington Post that he “accelerated my retirement because I feel it’s in the best interest of the organization and its employees.” “As I told the staff, I have truly enjoyed my 11-year tenure with the DHS OIG, an organization with a very important mission and extraordinary staff and managers that successfully execute that mission on a daily basis,” Kelly wrote. “Nobody in DHS leadership or any member of Congress asked me retire.”

Kelly’s announcement follows The Post’s report last week that an internal review found that Kelly overrode auditors who had found problems with the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s response to various disasters.

Read more: https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/homeland-security-watchdog-retires-early-after-his-office-was-forced-to-retract-feel-good-audits-of-disaster-response/2019/06/10/a370f488-8b9d-11e9-b08e-cfd89bd36d4e_story.html



Full headline: Homeland Security watchdog retires after his office was forced to retract ‘feel-good’ audits of disaster response

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By Washington Post Staff
June 10 at 2:24 PM

John V. Kelly, the department’s acting inspector general, wrote in an email to staff Monday that “it is time for me to retire.” The Senate has not yet confirmed President Trump’s nominee for the post, Joseph V. Cuffari, a policy adviser to Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey (R).

An internal review released last month found that Kelly overrode auditors who found problems with the response of the Federal Emergency Management Agency to various disasters, directing them to write what the staff dubbed “feel-good reports.” The inspector general’s office retracted 13 audits produced from 2011 to 2016.

This is a developing story. It will be updated.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/politics/wp/2019/06/10/homeland-security-watchdog-retires-after-his-office-was-forced-to-retract-feel-good-audits-of-disaster-response/?utm_term=.ad18f6ccded7

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Mon Jun 10, 2019, 03:05 PM

1. K&R for visibility. nt

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Mon Jun 10, 2019, 03:23 PM

2. Audits from 2011 to 2016, when he wasn't even the IG?

And this is Trump's pick for the job, yeah?

Why would he be going back an ordering re-writes on negative audits ... where the actions took place on Obama's watch?

I'm confused ...

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Mon Jun 10, 2019, 08:26 PM

3. Weeping Jebus. They can't even go through the motions right.

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