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U. S. Department of Justice
Office of the Inspector General

Semiannual Report to Congress, October 1, 2000 – March 31, 2001


The Special Investigations and Review Unit (SIRU) is composed of attorneys, special agents, program analysts, and administrative personnel. SIRU investigates sensitive allegations involving Department employees, often at the request of the Attorney General, senior Department managers, or Congress. SIRU also conducts systemic reviews of Department programs, such as a review of how Department employees handle classified national security information or how the BOP monitors inmates who use prison telephones to commit crimes.

SIRU Activities

During this reporting period, SIRU completed investigations of allegations of sexual harassment, intimidation and retaliation, and conflict of interest. SIRU conducted preliminary inquiries concerning contractor fraud, the rehiring of a former employee, and favoritism.