Semiannual Report to Congress

April 1, 2004–September 30, 2004
Office of the Inspector General

Highlights of OIG Activities

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
April 1, 2004 - September 30, 2004

Allegations Received by the Investigations Division 3,871
Investigations Opened 179
Investigations Closed 232
Arrests 51
Indictments/Informations 41
Convictions/Pleas 59
Administrative Actions 63
Fines/Restitutions/Recoveries $675,296
Audit Reports Issued 99
Questioned Costs $21 million
Funds Put to Better Use $1.1 million
Recommendations for Management Improvements 424

Examples of the OIG's 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 the OIG's investigations discussed in this report include:

Ongoing Reviews

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