ERIC Number: ED447567
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000-Oct-30
Reference Count: N/A
U.S. Department of Education, Office of Inspector General Semiannual Report to Congress, April 1-September 30, 2000.
Office of Inspector General (ED), Washington, DC.
This report from the Office of Inspector General (OIG) identifies systemic weaknesses in the operations and programs of the U.S. Department of Education (ED). The office provides accurate financial information to make informed decisions, manage for results, and ensure operation integrity. Vigorous fraud investigations are continuing. Audits reveal continuing problems with network security, student financial assistance information system contracts, control of purchase cards, and third party drafts. The OIG found noncompliance with the Gun-Free Schools Act of 1994 in two states and poor information management. The Office is issuing audits, identifying fraud, and reaching several civil settlements regarding aid programs. In addition to assisting members of Congress, OIG performed 60 quality reviews of independent audits, participated in ongoing efficiency initiatives, reviewed ED contributions to the security of the nation's critical infrastructure, and issued reports to the President. Tables in 10 appendices contain audit information. (TEJ)
Descriptors: Audits (Verification), Compliance (Legal), Educational Finance, Elementary Secondary Education, Federal Programs, Financial Audits, Government Publications, Higher Education, Information Networks, Information Systems, Information Utilization, Postsecondary Education, Program Administration, Program Evaluation, Public Agencies, Quality Control, Research Utilization, Student Financial Aid
For full text: http://www.ed.gov/offices/OIG.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Office of Inspector General (ED), Washington, DC.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Gun Free Schools Act 1994