Semiannual Report to Congress

April 1, 2007-September 30, 2007
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 continues to conduct wide-ranging oversight of Department programs and operations.

Statistical Highlights

April 1, 2007 – September 30, 2007

Allegations Received by the Investigations Division 5,150
Investigations Opened 220
Investigations Closed 197
Arrests 69
Indictments/Informations 76
Convictions/Pleas 39
Administrative Actions 142
Fines/Restitutions/Recoveries $ 239,927
Audit Reports Issued 137
Questioned Costs $22 million
Funds Put to Better Use $350,000
Recommendations for Management Improvements 330

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 many allegations of misconduct involving Department employees or contractors hired with Department money. Examples of the OIG’s investigations discussed in this semiannual report include:

Ongoing Reviews

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

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