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Semiannual Report to Congress

April 1, 2001 Ė September 30, 2001
Office of the Inspector General


HIGHLIGHTS OF OIG ACCOMPLISHMENTS

Following are highlights of OIG accomplishments that are discussed in detail in this Semiannual Report to Congress (Report).

Statistical Highlights
April 1, 2001 - September 30, 2001

Allegations Received by the Investigations Division
Investigations Opened
Investigations Closed
Arrests
Indictments/Informations
Convictions/Pleas
Administrative Actions
Fines, Restitutions, and Recoveries

Audit Reports Issued
Questioned Costs
Funds Put To Better Use
Recommendations for Management Improvements
5,239
363
307
92
74
80
93
$769,698

240
$47 million
$15 million
382

Investigations

The Investigations Division investigates allegations of bribery, fraud, sexual abuse, theft, alien and drug smuggling, introduction of contraband into federal prisons, and violations of other laws and procedures that govern Department employees, contractors, and grantees. Examples of the cases described in this Report include:

Audits

The Audit Division reviews Department organizations, programs, computer technology and security systems, and financial statements. Audit also conducts or oversees external audits of expenditures made under Department contracts, grants, and other agreements. Examples of audits described in this Report include:

Inspections

The Evaluation and Inspections Division (E&I) produced management assessments and program evaluations that reviewed the efficiency, vulnerability, and effectiveness of Department operations. Examples of reviews discussed in this Report include:

Special Reviews

The Office of Oversight and Review (O&R) investigates sensitive matters involving Department programs or employees. Examples of reviews discussed in this Report include: