ERIC Number: ED453593
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001
Reference Count: N/A
U.S. Department of Education, Office of Inspector General Semiannual Report to Congress, October 1, 2000-March 31, 2001.
Office of Inspector General (ED), Washington, DC.
The Office of Inspector General responded to a joint request by the House and Senate to update them on its audit, investigation, and inspection efforts on the most significant challenges facing the Department of Education for the October 1, 2000 to March 31, 2001 period. These challenges include improving financial management; improving the management of information technology; strengthening systems security; designing and implementing effective internal systems controls for preventing fraud, waste, and abuse; ensuring that correct measures are selected to place appropriate focus on program performance and that data sources for measures are of sufficient quality; developing and implementing the Student Financial Assistance systems Modernization Blueprint; moving the Department of Education to a paperless environment; balancing compliance monitoring and technical assistance to meet accountability and flexibility needs; and obtaining income verification from the Internal Revenue Service to prevent fraud. Appendices include recommendations not completed in earlier reports; audit service reports on Education Department programs and activities; audit reports issued by the Inspector General with questioned costs and recommendations for better use of funds; unresolved reports issued prior to October 1, 2000; cumulative actions of investigative services; collections from audits and investigations; and a statistical profile of audit and investigative results for the October 1, 2000 to March 31, 2001 period. (RT)
Descriptors: Financial Audits, Government Publications, Money Management, Organizational Change, Organizational Effectiveness
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.