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H.R. 4404 (112th): Sunshine on Government Act of 2012

The text of the bill below is as of Apr 19, 2012 (Introduced). The bill was not enacted into law.



2d Session

H. R. 4404


April 19, 2012

introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform


To create a centralized website on reports issued by the Inspectors General, and for other purposes.


Short title

This Act may be cited as the Sunshine on Government Act of 2012.


Website for audit reports


In general

Not later than 90 days after the date of the enactment of this Act, the Director of the Office of Management and Budget, in consultation with the Executive Chair of the Council of the Inspectors General on Integrity and Efficiency, shall create a separate website, that is not under the website of the Office of Management and Budget, about the reports issued by each Office of Inspector General.



The website in subsection (a) shall include the following:


A general description of the role of the Office of Inspector General.


A description of the types of reports generally issued by the Offices of Inspector General, including the purpose, composition, and process used to create such reports.


A list of each Federal agency or other Federal entity that has an Office of Inspector General and the name and office telephone number for each Inspector General.


For each agency or entity listed in paragraph (3), a link to the page of the website through which inspector general reports of such agency or entity can be obtained, including audit reports, management deficiency reports, and the semiannual reports submitted to Congress pursuant to section 5 of the Inspector General Act of 1978 (5. U.S.C. App.).


Update to website

The Director of the Office of Management and Budget shall update the website created pursuant to subsection (a) in a timely manner, ensuring that the information, links to other websites, and contact information are correct.


Federal agency defined

In this section, the term Federal agency has the meaning given that term in section 12 of the Inspector General Act of 1978 (5 U.S.C. App.).