Other DOJ Components
Audits of DOJ and Select Components Annual Financial Statements
The OIG is conducting audits of DOJ and select components' annual financial statements for FY 2018. Pursuant to Section 304(a) of the Chief Financial Officers Act of 1990, as expanded by Section 405(b) of the Government Management Reform Act of 1994, the OIG is required to perform an audit of DOJ's annual financial statements. In addition, the following components will receive a standalone audit for FY 2018: the Assets Forfeiture Fund and Seized Asset Deposit Fund, FBI, BOP, and Federal Prison Industries.
The OIG is also conducting an audit of the annual closing package financial statements of DOJ in accordance with Volume 1, Part 2-Chapter 4700 of the Department of the Treasury’s Financial Manual. Its purpose is to assist Treasury in preparing the U.S. Government Financial Report by reclassifying DOJ’s general-purpose financial statements into a standard format that will be consolidated with other federal agencies, and by reporting DOJ’s intragovernmental balances by federal agency to facilitate elimination of transactions between federal agencies.
Audit of Efforts to Safeguard Minors in Department of Justice Youth-Centered Programs
The OIG is conducting an audit of the efforts to safeguard minors in DOJ youth-centered programs. The preliminary scope includes Office of Justice Programs and Office on Violence Against Women youth-centered grant programs involving persons who work directly with minors, for FY 2017. The OIG's preliminary objectives are to: (1) determine whether entities receiving DOJ funds have implemented appropriate controls, such as screening and background checks, for individuals working or volunteering in programs involving minors; and (2) assess DOJ efforts to ensure that grantees adequately mitigate the risk of victimization of minors who participate in its youth-centered programs.
Audit of Justice Management Division Task Orders Awarded to CACI, Inc. – Commercial
The OIG is auditing task orders awarded to CACI, Inc. – Commercial (CACI) under a Justice Management Division (JMD) contract. The preliminary objective of the audit is to assess JMD’s administration of the contract and task orders, and CACI’s performance and compliance with the terms, conditions, laws, and regulations applicable to the contract and task orders. The assessment of performance may include financial management, monitoring, reporting, and progress toward meeting the contract goals and objectives. The audit scope will cover the period of performance from August 1, 2013, to September 30, 2016.
Audit of the National Institute of Justice's Grant Management
The OIG is auditing the National Institute of Justice’s grant management. The preliminary objectives are to determine whether National Institute of Justice: (1) used fair and open processes to award competitive grants; (2) properly justified its decisions when awarding non-competitive grants; and (3) managed grant activities in compliance with legal, regulatory, and ethical requirements.
Compliance under the Improper Payments and Elimination Recovery Act of 2010 for FY 2017
As required by the Improper Payments and Elimination Recovery Act of 2010 (IPERA), the OIG is performing an annual review of DOJ’s FY 2017 annual financial report to determine its accuracy and compliance with IPERA’s requirements.
DOJ's Compliance with the Federal Funding Accountability and Transparency Act of 2006, as amended by the DATA Act of 2014
The OIG is examining DOJ's compliance with reporting requirements under the Federal Funding Accountability and Transparency Act, as amended by the DATA Act. Through memorandum M-15-12, Increasing Transparency of Federal Spending by Making Federal Spending Data Accessible, Searchable, and Reliable, the Office of Management and Budget provided guidance to federal agencies on the requirements that agencies must employ pursuant to the DATA Act. The OIG will review a statistically valid sampling of the fiscal year 2019 spending data submitted, and submit to Congress and make publicly available a report assessing the completeness, timeliness, quality, and accuracy of the data sampled.
Efforts to Address Challenges in Administering the Crime Victims Fund Programs
The OIG is reviewing the Office of Justice Programs' efforts to address challenges in administering the Crime Victims Fund (CVF) programs. The review is expected to include (1) assessing systemic issues facing CVF grant administration and (2) evaluating actions OJP has taken to ameliorate programmatic issues identified through OIG work.
Office on Violence Against Women's Technical Assistance Program
The OIG is conducting an audit of the Office on Violence Against Women’s Technical Assistance Program. The preliminary objectives of the audit are to determine whether OVW’s controls are effective to ensure: (1) its grant applications meet eligibility requirements and awards are made in accordance with applicable agency policies and procedures; (2) it appropriately monitors awards to prevent project overlap, award duplication, and unallowable or unsupported costs; and (3) that recipients are appropriately progressing on the objectives of the awards.
OJP Corrective Actions to Resolve and Close Audit Reports during FYs 2015 through 2017
The OIG is auditing the Office of Justice Programs' (OJP) corrective actions to resolve and close audit reports during FYs 2015 through 2017. The preliminary objective is to assess and summarize the corrective actions taken by OJP to close OIG audit recommendations issued in audit reports that were closed during FYs 2015 through 2017.
Review of Department of Justice's Implementation of the Death in Custody Reporting Act of 2013
We will review the Department of Justice's actions to implement the Death in Custody Reporting Act of 2013 since the law's enactment in December 2014.
Review of the Department's Clemency Initiative
The OIG is assessing the Department’s clemency process, as well as its implementation and management of the Clemency Initiative. This review will focus on the period from fiscal year 2014 to January 2017 and will assess the procedures utilized by the Department and the impact of the Department's criteria for prioritizing commutation petitions.
Sponsorship of Foreign Nationals for Law Enforcement Purposes
The OIG is conducting an audit of DOJ's sponsorship of foreign nationals for law enforcement purposes. The objectives are to evaluate: (1) the Criminal Division’s management of foreign national sponsorship activities, including its policies and procedures for reviewing and processing requests to sponsor foreign nationals; (2) Department law enforcement and prosecuting components’ handling of sponsored foreign nationals and related activity; and (3) Department components’ coordination on foreign national sponsorship-related activities.
To detect and deter waste, fraud, abuse, and misconduct in DOJ programs and personnel, and to promote economy and efficiency in those programs.