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Tobias to Analyze State Department’s OIG

Bob Tobias

Robert Tobias, director of the Key Executive Leadership Program

Robert Tobias, director of the Key Executive Leadership Programs at the School of Public Affairs, will serve on a panel that will provide organizational analysis of the Department of State's Office of Inspector General (OIG).

The panel will review OIG's existing structure, provide recommendations for process improvement, and develop a roadmap for high-level implementation.  

"The panel will provide preemptive recommendations and a high-level implementation plan to the State Department Inspector General Steve Linick who is eager to successfully fulfill his statutory responsibilities," Tobias explained.

OIG contracted with the National Academy of Public Administration (NAPA) to conduct the study, led by five-member panel of academy fellows, including Tobias.

"I am honored to be a member of a NAPA panel," Tobias said, "providing advice to Inspector General Linick on how best to use his resources to achieve his important goals and objectives."

OIG provides oversight of the Department of State and the Broadcasting Board of Governors to improve management, strengthen integrity and accountability, investigate and deter fraud, and ensure the most efficient, effective, and economical use of resources. This oversight extends to more than 72,000 employees, 280 missions, and other facilities worldwide.

Established in 1967 and chartered by Congress in 1984, the National Academy of Public Administration (the Academy) is a non-profit, independent organization of top public management and organizational leaders who tackle the nation's most critical and complex public management challenges. With a network of nearly 800 distinguished Fellows and an experienced professional staff, the Academy is uniquely qualified and trusted across government to provide objective advice and practical solutions based on systematic research and expert analysis. The Academy helps federal, state and local governments respond effectively to current circumstances and changing conditions.