inspector general


Definition of inspector general

: a person who heads an inspectorate or a system of inspection (as of an army)

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The move pleased state Sen. Steve Glazer, D-Orinda, a longtime critic of BART who sponsored legislation to create the inspector general position, in 2017. Rachel Swan,, "Newsom appoints inspector general to oversee BART’s finances, safety efforts," 21 June 2019 The inspector general also found that Children’s Home & Aid conducted excessive drug testing without cause. Melissa Sanchez, ProPublica, "For generations, Illinois’ child welfare agency has failed to adequately serve Spanish-speaking families with children in its care.," 20 June 2019 In January his office, together with that of the State Department's inspector general, completed a six-month audit that found significant lapses in the program. Newsweek, "Amazing Photos of Bioluminescent Phytoplankton," 14 Mar. 2018 The ethics commission began its investigation of Dunnigan six months before the the inspector general released his report on the matter. Tom Loftus, The Courier-Journal, "3 years, 0 criminal charges and $550K later, Bevin is still investigating Steve Beshear," 12 June 2019 The inspector general described how her investigators watched one of the employees drop the other off at home, before heading on to his own home. Ian Duncan,, "Inspector General: Pair of Baltimore transportation department employees spent part of their work day at home," 7 June 2019 The inspector general found the amounts owed in its review ranged from $5,000 to $20,000. Donovan Slack, USA TODAY, "VA may owe veterans millions in refunds but knowingly hasn't paid them for years, probe finds," 6 June 2019 And unfortunately after the inspector general report came out I was prohibited from giving my point of view on this. NBC News, "Meet the Press - April 1, 2018," 1 Apr. 2018 In 2009, the Energy Department’s inspector general took account of radioactive materials the military loaned to US academic researchers, government agencies, or commercial firms. Dan Goodin, Ars Technica, "Dangerous plutonium stolen from rental car in a hotel parking lot," 16 July 2018

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1702, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of inspector general

: a person who is in charge of a group of inspectors or a system of inspection

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