ERIC Number: ED423579
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1997
U.S. Department of Education, Office of Inspector General Semiannual Report to Congress, April 1, 1997-September 30, 1997.
Office of Inspector General (ED), Washington, DC.
This semiannual report to Congress summarizes the activities of the Department of Education's Office of Inspector General (OIG) for the 6-month period ending September 30, 1997. The OIG gave Congressional testimony regarding the modernization of student-financial-assistance-information programs, the Loan Consolidation process, the Federal Direct Student Loan Program, and the Eisenhower Mathematics and Science Education Program. With regard to postsecondary education, the OIG conducted audits of student-financial-assistance programs, investigated athletic scholarship fraud, and prosecuted students who fraudulently claimed enrollment in foreign schools. The report also describes departmental operations and audit-quality intiatives for the period, and makes legislative proposals for reauthorization of the 1998 Higher Education Act. Reporting requirements, statistical summaries, and a glossary are included. (LMI).
Descriptors: Accountability, Compliance (Legal), Elementary Secondary Education, Eligibility, Expenditures, Federal Legislation, Federal Programs, Federal Regulation, Financial Audits, Grants, Higher Education, Inspection, Program Administration, Program Evaluation, Recordkeeping, Student Financial Aid
Office of Inspector General, U.S. Department of Education, 600 Independence Avenue, S.W., Washington, DC 20202-1510.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Office of Inspector General (ED), Washington, DC.