Budget Cuts Hobble Service Agency’s Internal Watchdog

As the embattled Corporation for National and Community Service faces questions about its future, its internal watchdog has been hobbled by a mysterious Congressional budget cut that is forcing it to shed more than half its staff and put new investigations on hold.

Lawmakers this year cut the budget of the corporation’s Office of the Inspector General from $7.7-million to $4-million. Sixteen of its 33 staff members are losing their jobs this month, and another four may depart