Editorial Notes
Amendments

2016—Subsec. (a)(1). Pub. L. 114–317, § 7(b)(1)(A)(i), substituted “Each Federal agency and designated Federal entity” for “Each agency” and substituted “that Federal agency or designated Federal entity” for “that agency” in two places.

Subsec. (b)(1). Pub. L. 114–317, § 7(c), substituted “audit report, inspection report, or evaluation report (or portion of any such report)” for “report or audit (or portion of any report or audit)” in subpar. (A) and “report (or portion of that report)” for “report or audit (or portion of that report or audit)” in subpars. (A) and (B).

Pub. L. 114–317, § 7(b)(1)(A)(ii)(I), substituted “agency” for “Federal agency and designated Federal entity” in introductory provisions.

Subsec. (b)(1)(A). Pub. L. 114–317, § 4(e)(1), substituted “is submitted in final form to the head of the Federal agency or the head of the designated Federal entity, as applicable” for “is made publicly available”.

Subsec. (b)(2). Pub. L. 114–317, § 7(b)(1)(A)(ii)(II), substituted “Federal agency and designated Federal entity” for “agency” in subpars. (A) and (B).

Subsec. (b)(3). Pub. L. 114–317, § 4(e)(2), added par. (3).

Subsec. (c). Pub. L. 114–317, § 7(b)(1)(A)(iii), added subsec. (c).

Statutory Notes and Related Subsidiaries
Effective Date of 2016 Amendment

Pub. L. 114–317, § 7(b)(2), Dec. 16, 2016, 130 Stat. 1605, provided that:

“The amendments made by paragraph (1) [amending this section and section 11 of Pub. L. 95–452, set out in this Appendix] shall take effect on the date that is 180 days after the date of enactment of this Act [Dec. 16, 2016].”

Implementation

Pub. L. 110–409, § 13(c), Oct. 14, 2008, 122 Stat. 4316, provided that:

“Not later than 180 days after the date of enactment of this Act [Oct. 14, 2008], the head of each agency and the Inspector General of each agency shall implement the amendment made by this section [enacting this section and amending provisions set out as a note under section 6 of Pub. L. 95–452, set out in this Appendix].”

Links to Websites of Offices of Inspectors General

Pub. L. 111–8, div. D, title VII, § 744, Mar. 11, 2009, 123 Stat. 693, which required links on agency websites to the websites of offices of their inspectors general and set forth various requirements on those inspector general websites for public access and anonymous reporting, was repealed by Pub. L. 114–317, § 7(a)(2), Dec. 16, 2016, 130 Stat. 1605.

Similar provisions requiring certain departments, agencies, and commissions to establish and maintain on the homepages of their websites links to the offices of their inspectors general and/or mechanisms for anonymous reporting of waste, fraud, and abuse were contained in the following appropriation acts:

Pub. L. 113–6, div. B, title V, § 524, Mar. 26, 2013, 127 Stat. 275.

Pub. L. 112–55, div. B, title V, § 526, Nov. 18, 2011, 125 Stat. 636.

Pub. L. 111–117, div. B, title V, § 526, Dec. 16, 2009, 123 Stat. 3154.

Pub. L. 111–8, div. B, title V, § 526, Mar. 11, 2009, 123 Stat. 599.

Pub. L. 110–161, div. B, title V, § 534, Dec. 26, 2007, 121 Stat. 1932.

Pub. L. 110–161, div. D, title VII, § 746, Dec. 26, 2007, 121 Stat. 2034, as amended by Pub. L. 110–409, § 13(b), Oct. 14, 2008, 122 Stat. 4316.

Pub. L. 110–161, div. E, title V, § 555, Dec. 26, 2007, 121 Stat. 2082.

Pub. L. 110–161, div. G, title V, § 522, Dec. 26, 2007, 121 Stat. 2211.

Pub. L. 110–161, div. I, title II, § 226, Dec. 26, 2007, 121 Stat. 2272.

Pub. L. 110–161, div. J, title I, § 115, Dec. 26, 2007, 121 Stat. 2288.

Pub. L. 110–161, div. K, title I, § 195, Dec. 26, 2007, 121 Stat. 2408.

Pub. L. 110–161, div. K, title II, § 234, Dec. 26, 2007, 121 Stat. 2439.

Pub. L. 110–116, div. A, title VIII, § 8121, Nov. 13, 2007, 121 Stat. 1341.