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Semiannual Report to Congress

October 1, 2003–March 31, 2004
Office of the Inspector General

OIG Highlights

The following table summarizes OIG activities discussed in this report. As these statistics and the following highlights illustrate, the OIG has conducted wide-ranging oversight of Department programs and operations.

Statistical Highlights
October 1, 2003 - March 31, 2004

Allegations Received by the Investigations Division 3,722
Investigations Opened 219
Investigations Closed 219
Arrests 48
Indictments/Informations 41
Convictions/Pleas 52
Administrative Actions 66
Fines/Restitutions/Recoveries $1.43 million
Audit Reports Issued 146
Questioned Costs $29.26 million
Funds Put to Better Use $1.41 million
Recommendations for Management Improvements 454

Examples of OIG audits, evaluations, and special reports completed during this semiannual reporting period include:

Investigations of Misconduct

As shown in the statistics in the table at the beginning of this section, the OIG investigates hundreds of allegations of misconduct. Examples of OIG investigations discussed in this report include:

Ongoing Reviews

This report also describes many ongoing OIG reviews of important issues throughout the Department, including: