The OIG previously initiated an audit of the USMS’s management of international fugitive removal activities. During the audit work, the OIG determined that, due to the Department’s oversight role, it was necessary to expand the scope of the review. The current objectives of the audit are to evaluate: (1) the Department’s oversight of international fugitive removal activities, including its role in the removal decision making process; and (2) the USMS’s management of removal-related activities associated with international fugitives, including strategic data management; coordination with federal, state, and local law enforcement entities; and the cost effectiveness and efficiency of removal-related activities.
The OIG is examining the Department’s and five components’ policies, guidance, and training governing the off-duty conduct of employees on official travel or assignment in foreign countries. The five components in the review are ATF, Criminal Division, DEA, FBI, and USMS.
The OIG is examining the nature, frequency, reporting, investigation, and adjudication of sexual misconduct (including the transmission of sexually explicit text messages and images) where the conduct potentially affected the workplace or the security of operations within ATF, DEA, FBI, and USMS. The OIG is also reviewing whether these law enforcement components can effectively address allegations of sexual misconduct in a consistent manner.
The OIG is examining the efforts of OJP, BOP, USMS, and FBI to comply with the Prison Rape Elimination Act of 2003 since publication of the Department’s National Standards to Prevent, Detect, and Respond to Prison Rape.