White House reverses decision to replace acting Education inspector general

(CNN)The White House reversed a decision to replace the Education Department’s acting inspector general on Friday, two days after the inspector general’s office said it received word that a new acting head watchdog had been appointed. The Education Department inspector general is appointed by the White House with Senate confirmation. Under the Federal Vacancies Reform Act, the “first assistant” of the office serves as the acting inspector general unless the President appoints someone else, according to Grant. Appointing one of the department’s top lawyers to be the person in charge…

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