Audit of Department of Justice's Key Indicators

Audit Report 08-18
March 2008
Office of the Inspector General

Appendix XI
Civil Division Response to the Draft Report

March 7, 2008


FROM: Kenneth L. Zwick, Director
Office of Management Programs
Civil Division

SUBJECT: Civil Division’s Response to the Inspector General’s Audit
of the Department of Justice’s Key Indicators

During the summer of 2007, the Office of the Inspector General, Denver Regional Audit Office, reviewed the Department of Justice’s 28 Key Indicators presented in the Performance and Accountability Report (PAR). In February 2008, the audit team met with key members of each component and provided its recommendations to the General Legal Activities components.

The Civil Division agrees with and will comply with Recommendation 11, which states “Examine the accuracy of their Management Discussion and Analysis (MD&A) narratives covering the key indicators and verify supporting information necessary to ensure the accuracy of the key indicator performance data. Additionally, component management should notify staff of the significant need for accuracy of the key indicator information presented in the MD&A for the PAR.”

We appreciate your comments and will use these recommendations to improve our reporting processes in the future.

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