Patrick McFarland is the longest serving inspector general who was appointed by the President and confirmed by the Senate, but all of this will come to an end on February 19th, 2016.
McFarland wrote a letter on February 1st to President Barack Obama confirming his resignation.
“OPM (Office of Personal Management) values greatly the mission of the IG, and the role Pat has played, in providing input and oversight of OPM services and programs. Pat’s leadership and contributions to this agency and its directors over the past 25 years have been a tremendous asset to OPM and the federal government.”
McFarland’s office has been behind several high-profile cases, particularly a series of reports that found faults with the first credit monitoring contract OPM awarded in the wake of multiple cyber breaches at the agency.
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