Audit of Department of Justice's Key Indicators

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

Appendix XV
Tax Division Response to the Draft Report


TO: Raymond J. Beaudet
Assistant Inspector General
   For Audit

FROM: Joseph E. Young
Executive Officer

SUBJECT: Tax 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 2007, the audit team met with members of key members of each component and provided its recommendations to the General Legal Activities components.

The Tax Division agrees with the Recommendation 11 and attests to, "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."

A review of our MD&A narratives was completed on March 7, 2008. Verification of support information was complete and accurate. The Division provides monthly and quarterly reminders to staff about the significant need for accuracy of key indicators.

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

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