In an Inspector General the Honorable?
There are two ways to be appointed as a Federal Inspector General:
#1) by Presidential appointment with Senate confirmation
#2) by appointment by the head of the agency.
In the IG Act, the latter is known as a “designated Federal entity” as opposed to the former being regarded as an “establishment”. (See Inspector General Act, 5 U.S.C. app.5.)
Is it appropriate to address both types of appointed IGs (who perform the functions of IG equally) as the Honorable.
——————–— Madelyn Dean
Dear Ms. Dean:
Having two categories of office holders in the same office is not uncommon:
* Most sheriffs are elected, but some are appointed … only the elected sheriffs are the Honorable ….
* Same situation with clerks of courts, school boards, various commissioners, and chiefs of police. Only the elected officials are the Honorable ….
IG who is a Presidential appointment + Senate confirmation:
—–—–The Honorable Kevin White
—–—–Mr./Mrs./Ms./Dr. etc, Kevin White
— Robert Hickey