Definitions for "Oversight"
An overlooking; an omission; an error.
Escape from an overlooked peril.
an unintentional omission resulting from failure to notice something
Watchful care; superintendence; general supervision.
Committee review of the activities of a Federal agency or program.
The responsibility of Congress to supervise the way the funds it appropriated are spent and the programs it authorized are implemented. This review of a federal agency or department"s performance can take place formally in oversight hearings or informally through meetings, written correspondence, and site visits. Pages Pages are high-school age students who perform messenger and other duties for Members of Congress. Pages are required to attend daily classes, live in supervised dorms, and work in shifts on the floor. For eligibility criteria, see: For a first-hand account of serving as a page, see:
Keywords:  inattention, mistake
a mistake resulting from inattention
management by overseeing the performance or operation of a person or group
(Surveillance) The Public Service Commission activities for safeguarding the integrity of staffing in the public service and the political impartiality of public servants. These activities include developing policies and guidance for public service managers; monitoring staffing management and results; holding managers accountable for their staffing decisions; conducting audits and investigations to confirm the effectiveness of the staffing system and to make improvements; and reporting the results of these activities to Parliament.