Semiannual Report to Congress

April 1, 2008-September 30, 2008
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, 2008 – September 30, 2008

Allegations Received by the
Investigations Division
Investigations Opened 163
Investigations Closed 194
Arrests 59
Indictments/Informations 62
Convictions/Pleas 52
Administrative Actions 123
Fines/Restitutions/Recoveries $1.3 million
Audit Reports Issued 98
Questioned Costs $10 million
Funds Put to Better Use $185,383
Recommendations for Management Improvements 217

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 or grantees who receive 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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