Army

April 19, 2012

Submit IG complaints in timely manner

By Sgt. 1st Class Jamie Richardson
USAICoE and Fort Huachuca Assistant Inspector General

Submit Inspector General issues or allegations in a timely manner. Waiting until the last minute to seek assistance may make it more difficult for the staff to address an issue. It is not required for an IG to look into an issue or allegation if the complainant does not bring it to IG attention within one year of becoming aware of the problem or if more than three years have transpired since the date of the problem or wrongdoing.

When it comes to taking care of issues in the military it is best to be proactive and not reactive. Everyone knows issues, problems and bad news does not get better with time. It is important to know when to seek assistance and who to talk to when an issue arises.

So many times, Soldiers come to the IG Office seeking assistance with an issue that could have been addressed by their chain of command. When the IG staff asks the Soldier if their chain of command is aware of the issue, often times the answer is “No.”

This is surprising since the chain of command is the best tool a Soldier has for getting their issue resolved. They can point a Soldier in the right direction and even provide resources for the Soldier to use. Using the Chain of Command to resolve issues at the onset of the problems will generally cut the problem-solving time in half. Always give your chain of command the opportunity to assist with your issues first.

If for any reason someone gives their chain of command a reasonable amount of time to assist with an issue and it is still not resolved, an available option is to seek assistance from the IG Office. Ensure you provide all documents relating to the case. Everything the IG does is based on facts. When a person talks to an IG, they need to ensure their statements are as accurate and truthful as possible.

The IG is here to provide assistance when needed. Don’t wait until the last minute to get an issue resolved. Always remember to start with your chain of command.

Those with questions or concerns should contact the IG office, 533.1144.




All of this week's top headlines to your email every Friday.


 
 

 
Julianne E. Cochran

Help wanted: Enlisted aides in valued roles for Army leaders

Julianne E. Cochran An Enlisted Aide Training Course instructor shows a student the specifics of setting up a general officer’s uniform during a practical exercise. WASHINGTON – Enlisted aides are considered an elite group ...
 
 

CWFC supports Fort’s civilian employees

Fort Huachuca’s Civilian Welfare Fund Council (CWFC) uses the money derived from vending machines to support federal employees. Each month a percentage of the money from post snack and soda vending machines goes into a secured CWFC account to provide morale and recreational activities to civilian employees. According to Carmen Chastain, CWFC president, these activities...
 
 
Photo courtesy of Richard Grosinsky

Hunter unmanned aircraft system ends history here, leaves long legacy

Photo courtesy of Richard Grosinsky From that first Hunter unmanned aircraft system training class that graduated here April 27, 1992, to its final flight here July 10, Fort Huachuca’s UAS program continues to build on the vi...
 

 

Official participation in #GiveThem20 campaign not authorized

The Office of the Judge Advocate General has been notified by the DOD Standards of Conduct Office about an online social media campaign titled”#GiveThem20.” The action is supported by, and draws attention to, a national nonprofit organization called American Corporate Partners. The campaign is online at GiveThem20.org. The campaign proposes video recording yourself or a...
 
 

OPM announces steps to protect federal workers, others from cyber threats

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) announced July 15 the results of the interagency forensics investigation into a recent cyber incident involving federal background investigation data and the steps it is taking to protect those impacted. Throughout this investigation, OPM has been committed to providing information in a timely, transparent and accurate...
 
 
U.S. Army photo

Military Intelligence – Moment in MI history

Maj. Gen. Ralph Van Deman – Namesake of the East Gate U.S. Army photo Maj. Gen. Paul Menoher, commander of the US Army Intelligence Center, and Command Sgt. Maj. Art Johnson unveil the memorialization plaque at the Van Deman ...
 




0 Comments


Be the first to comment!


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <s> <strike> <strong>