Kathy A. Hansen CMDCM (SW/AW). Naval Inspector General Command Master Chief . And the Emmy goes to …. NAVY IG. Why Brief the CCC Symposium. Better support of your Commanding Officer Awareness of IG Resources Awareness of potential problems. Naval Inspector General.
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Kathy A. HansenCMDCM (SW/AW) Naval Inspector General Command Master Chief
And the Emmy goes to … NAVY IG
Why Brief the CCC Symposium • Better support of your Commanding Officer • Awareness of IG Resources • Awareness of potential problems
Naval Inspector General • Mission: Inspect, investigate, or inquire into any and all matters of importance to the Department of the Navy. (Eyes and Ears) • Vision: To be viewed as “the Conscience of the Navy” – making a difference, adding value at ALL levels through proactiveassistance, advice, and advocacy. • Guiding Principles: To support the Department of the Navy in maintaining the highest level of integrity and public confidence we will: • Provide candid, objective, and uninhibited internal analysis and advice. • Emphasize integrity, ethics, efficiency, discipline and readiness -- afloat and ashore. • Perform with the highest standards of ethical leadership. • Be an advocate of Quality of Service for Sailors, Marines, civilian employees, and their families. • Always exercise fairness, impartiality, and timeliness in accomplishing our mission.
News You Can Use! • What We Do • Special Focus Studies • Navy Code of Ethics • Hotlines / Problems
What We Do • Command Assessments (Echelon II) • Compliance, QOL/W, command climate • “Inspecting the inspectors” • Area Visits – emphasis on QOL/W • https://www.ig.navy.mil/studies/areavisits.htm • Special Focus Studies • https://www.ig.navy.mil/studies/studies.htm • Hotlines / Senior Officials Investigations Identify and advocate best practices
Recurring Findings Area Visits / Command Inspections • MISSION: Funding levels not meeting mission requirements. (e.g.) command vehicles, pest control, custodial accounts. Sailors paying “out of pocket.” • CAREER DEVELOPMENT BOARDS: Lack of! • BQ: Single Sailor barracks popular, positive! Overseas Homeport Ashore has region-specific challenges. • PSD/PSA: Funding/Staffing shortages. Strong PLR support is key! • COMMUNICATION: Between CMCs and CPO’s across tenant commands. • CMEO: Command Climate Assessments lack analysis and follow-up. Discrimination cases not being handled IAW Navy’s EO manual. • NKO: Inadequate accessibility (terminals) and bandwidth, especially afloat. Proliferation of Distance Learning programs competing for Sailors’ available time.
https://www.ig.navy.mil/studies/areavisits.htm Area Visit Library • Navy Region Europe - Oct/Nov 2006 • Naval Support Activity Mid-South - Jul 2006 • Navy Region Northwest - Apr/May 2006 • Guam - Feb 2006 • Bahrain and UAE - Jan/Feb 2006 • Diego Garcia - Jan 2006 • Japan - Aug/Sep 2005 • Navy Region Southeast - April 2005 • Navy Region Southwest - Jan/Feb 2005
Special Focus Studies • Caring for Wounded Warriors Special Review • LCS Program Management Assist Group Review • Seabee Battalion Command Climate (recurring violence and suicide) • AT/FP Force Posture – USS COLE to Now • Civilian Substitution Study • Drug Detection and Prevention Study • Sexual Assault Study (SAVI) • Alcohol Abuse • CO Detach For Cause • Communications Security Study • Ombudsman Program Study • Domestic Violence • Private Motor Vehicle (PMV) Safety Study
Hotlines • To provide a method to receive and investigate reports of fraud, waste, and mismanagement • To alert to potential “Big Navy” issues • To resolve individual cases • Note: Sarbanes–Oxley requires publicly-traded corporations to establish hotline systems
Sources of Complaints • DoD IG • Navy IG Hotline • Congressional Complaint • Other Sources • Letter and emails to CNO/SECNAV • During course of other investigations • Media queries
Hotline Complaint Numbers Typical Year 939 “NOT SUBSTANTIATED” 192 (20% of all cases) - 50% of tasked cases (50% Anonymous) “SUBSTANTIATED” COMPLAINANTS 193 (21% of all cases) - 50% of tasked cases 385 (41%) TASK FOR “ACTION” TASK FOR “INFORMATION” ECHELON II COMMANDS NAVINSGEN N-6 213 (23%) “BOOKFILE” – Non-Investigative – those lacking merit or redirected for assistance 307 (32%) REFERRED – Not Naval IG COG (e.g. AIO, NAVAUDSVC, NCIS, etc.) ROUTE ANY SENIOR OFFICIAL CASES TO N-5 34 (4%) Numbers DO NOT INCLUDE “Touch ‘n Go’s”
IG NETWORK • Deputy Naval IG for Marine Corps Matters • OPNAV • NETC • NAVSTKAIRWARCEN • NAVHISTCEN • ONI • DIRSSP • PRESINSURV • NAVOBSY • NAVSUP • COMSPAWAR • BUMED • CNP • NAVAIR • NAVFAC • NAVLEGSVCCOM • NAVSAFECEN • NAVSEA • NAVSECGRU • OPERATING FORCES • CFFC • COMPACFLT • COMUSNAVEUR • COMUSNAVCENT • COMNAVRESFOR • COMNAVSPECWARCOM • COMOPTEVFOR • CNIC ECHELON II EQUIVALENTS • AAUSN • NCIS • ONR • BCNR HQ/SHORE COMMANDS • NAVAUDSVC • NAVWARCOL • NAVPGSCOL • USNA 35 Echelon II Commands
Ethics Guidance“The right thing(s) to do…” • Point Papers and Utilization Guides prepared by VCNO and NAVINSGEN legal staffs on the following: • Fair Hiring (16 Aug 05) • Fraternization (1 Aug 05) • Gifts Guide (17 Oct 06) • Post Employment Restrictions (19 Sep 06) • Use of Command Coins (1 Apr 05) • Use of Commercial Air Travel (17 Nov 05) • Use of Flag Aides (17 Nov 05) • Use of Personal Quarters Culinary Specialists (1 Apr 05) • Use of Military Air Travel (1 Apr 05) • Use of Official Representation Funds (1 Apr 05) • Use of Government Passenger Vehicles (1 Apr 05)
Warning Signs/Telltales • Am I proud to tell my spouse/ children/Mom what I did today? • Would I like to read about this in the Navy Times? • You can pass Joint Ethics Regulations test but… • Appearance (perception) may get you in trouble.
http://www.ig.navy.mil • Assistance and Referral • IG Course Schedule & Materials • Ethics Utilization Guides • 4-Step Hotline Complaint Procedure • IG Contacts • NAVINSGEN Division Information
Remembering the Rules To refresh your memory, rules summaries may be found at: http://www.ig.navy.mil Click: Downloads and Publications Then: Ethics Guidance
Questions? Seek Advice! Call or email for Advice/Assistance 202-433-4832 DSN 288-4832 Kathleen.firstname.lastname@example.org Website:www.ig.navy.mil NAVIG Hotline: 1-800-522-3451