ERIC Number: ED358567
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993
Reference Count: N/A
U.S. Department of Education, Office of Inspector General Semiannual Report to Congress, October 1, 1992-March 31, 1993.
Office of Inspector General (ED), Washington, DC.
This report summarizes the accomplishments of the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Inspector General (OIG), for the 6-month period ending March 31, 1993. An audit and inspection of student financial assistance programs administered by the Office of Postsecondary Education found that many postsecondary vocational training programs are funded despite poor job prospects for program graduates. Loan monies were also disbursed incorrectly or fraudulently. Misallocation and abuse of funds were also found among elementary, secondary, and special programs for the disadvantaged and disabled. There were several indictments and prosecutions of proprietary-school officials involving student loan fraud and other offenses. The report's seven chapters describe audit and inspection activities, investigative activities, significant management problems, legislative and regulatory activities, and non-federal audit activities. They also provide a statistical summary, and information on background and organization. Appendices include an index of reporting requirements, audit-resolution tables, reports on programs and activities, unresolved audit reports, significant findings and recommendations of the audit reports, prosecution actions resulting from OIG investigations, and glossaries of abbreviations and terms. (JPT)
Descriptors: Crime, Elementary Secondary Education, Federal Aid, Federal Programs, Financial Audits, Fraud, Government Publications, Higher Education, Investigations, Loan Default, Private Schools, Program Effectiveness, Program Evaluation, Proprietary Schools, Public Schools, Student Financial Aid, Student Loan Programs, Vocational Education
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Office of Inspector General (ED), Washington, DC.