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.
The OIG is conducting an audit of a contract valued at over $800 million, awarded to Corrections Corporation of America to operate the Leavenworth Detention Center located in Leavenworth, Kansas. The preliminary objective is to assess the USMS's and the contractor's administration of and compliance with contract terms and conditions.
The OIG is examining the Department’s oversight of asset seizure activities, with a focus on assessing the scope of federal seizure operations and the success rate of those actions, as well as the nature and extent of Department-organized or funded asset seizure training initiatives. The OIG’s review will cover the policies, practices, documentation, and outcomes of these activities and training programs for FY 2007 through FY 2014.