Department of Justice Process for Identifying, Preventing, and Recovering Improper and Erroneous Payments
Audit Report 05-19
Office of the Inspector General
The objectives of our audit were to determine whether the Department has:
We conducted our audit in accordance with Government Auditing Standards. We included such tests as were considered necessary to accomplish the audit objectives.
The audit generally covered activities through the conclusion of our fieldwork in November 2004. Audit work was conducted at the Justice Management Division and at the four Department components selected for review: 1) Federal Bureau of Prisons, 2) Federal Bureau of Investigation, 3) Office of Justice Programs, and 4) United States Marshals Service.
These components were selected based on a number of factors, including:
We conducted onsite work at the JMD and at each of the four components in November 2004. We interviewed staff members at each component to:
In addition, we reviewed policies, procedures, and other documentation related to these issues.
Finally, we interviewed officials of the recovery audit contractor being utilized by selected Department components and OBDs. We obtained information on its current efforts within the Department, including the processes used, the results achieved, and anticipated future activities.