United States Marshals Service

Ongoing Work

Audit of the United States Marshals Service's Controls over Weapons, Munitions, and Explosives

The OIG is initiating an audit of the USMS's controls over weapons, munitions, and explosives, including firearms, Tasers, ammunition, less-lethal munitions, and diversionary devices. Our preliminary objectives are to evaluate: (1) USMS’s controls over weapons, munitions, and explosives, (2) USMS’s compliance with policies governing weapons, munitions, and explosives, and (3) the accuracy of USMS’s weapons, munitions, and explosives inventories.

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.

Gender Equity in the Department of Justice's Law Enforcement Components

The OIG is examining gender equity in ATF, DEA, FBI, and USMS. The review will include an examination of component demographics and staff data related to promotions and gender discrimination complaints. The OIG will also assess staff perceptions related to gender equity and analyze the reasons for those perceptions.

Management of the Justice Prisoner and Alien Transportation System

The OIG is conducting an audit of USMS's management of the Justice Prisoner and Alien Transportation System (JPATS). The preliminary objective of the audit will be to evaluate USMS's efforts to achieve its strategic goal of improving the effectiveness and efficiency of JPATS prisoner and detainee transportation.

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 Federal Bureau of Prisons' and U.S. Marshals Service's Pharmaceutical Drug Costs for Inmates and Detainees

The Office of the Inspector General (OIG) is initiating a review of the Federal Bureau of Prisons' (BOP) and U.S. Marshals Service's (USMS) pharmaceutical drug costs for inmates and detainees. This review will examine the budgetary impact of pharmaceutical drugs on the BOP and USMS, as well as their processes for obtaining pharmaceutical drugs.

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.

USMS Hiring Practices

The OIG is investigating multiple allegations of improper or inappropriate hiring practices by officials at the United States Marshals Service (USMS), including allegations of nepotism, favoritism, and quid pro quo arrangements. The OIG is also examining the Department’s response to a letter from a Member of Congress to the Department regarding allegations of inappropriate hiring practices at USMS and whether officials at the USMS Office of General Counsel failed to ensure the Department’s response to the Member of Congress was accurate and complete.

Updated: April 2018