Peer Reviews Conducted by Another OIG
The OIG did not undergo any peer reviews this semiannual reporting period. The most recent peer review of the Audit Division was issued on February 26, 2010, by the Department of Energy OIG. The most recent peer review of the investigative function was January 2010 by the Department of Health and Human Services OIG.
Outstanding Recommendations from Peer Reviews of the OIG
There are no outstanding recommendations from peer reviews of the OIG.
Outstanding Recommendations from Peer Reviews Conducted by the OIG
In May 2011, members of the Department’s OIG conducted a review of the internal safeguards and management procedures for the investigative function of the U.S. Postal Service (USPS) OIG in effect for the period ending March 31, 2011. The review was conducted in conformity with the quality assessment review guidelines established by the Council of Inspectors General on Integrity and Efficiency (CIGIE) and the Attorney General’s Guidelines for Offices of Inspector General with Statutory Law Enforcement Authority, as applicable. The review was conducted at the USPS OIG Headquarters Office in Arlington, Virginia, and two field office locations in Atlanta, Georgia, and Chicago, Illinois. A total of 50 investigative case files were sampled.
The Department’s OIG concluded that the system of internal safeguards and management procedures for the investigative function of the USPS OIG investigative function in effect for the period ending March 31, 2011, was in full compliance with the quality standards established by CIGIE and the Attorney General's guidelines. These safeguards and procedures provide reasonable assurance of conforming with professional standards in the conduct of its investigations.
|Agency Reviewed by
the Department’s OIG
|Functional Area||Recommendations||Date Issued|
|U.S. Postal Service OIG||Investigations||No recommendations were made||6/20/11|