The United States Trustee Program's Oversight of Chapter 7 Panel Trustees and Debtors

Audit Report 08-19
March 2008
Office of the Inspector General

Appendix I
Objectives, Scope, and Methodology


The objectives of the audit were: (1) to determine if the USTP is providing adequate monitoring and oversight of Chapter 7 panel trustees and (2) to assess the USTP’s compliance with requirements of the BAPCPA with regard to implementation of the means test and debtor audits.

Scope and Methodology

We conducted the audit in accordance with the Government Auditing Standards and included the tests and procedures necessary to accomplish our objectives. Our testing included, but was not limited to the period between October 1, 2005, and September 30, 2007.

We performed on-site audit work between March and August 2007 at EOUST headquarters in Washington, D.C., and at regional and district offices in Los Angeles and San Francisco, California; Seattle, Washington; and Cleveland, Ohio.

To accomplish our objectives we:

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