This semiannual report is issued by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission’s (EEOC’s) Office of Inspector General (OIG) pursuant to the Inspector General Act of 1978, as amended. It summarizes the OIG’s activities and accomplishments for the period of April 1, 2011, through September 30, 2011.
During the reporting period the OIG issued two management advisories, closed six investigative matters, and received 698 inquiries, of which 282 were charge-processing issues, 245 were Title VII complaints, and 171 were other investigative allegations.
The OIG’s completed, newly initiated, and ongoing audit, evaluation, and investigative projects include these:
- The OIG contracted with Harper, Rains, Knight & Company, P.A., to perform the 2011 financial statement audit of EEOC as required by the Accountability of Tax Dollars Act of 2002.
- The OIG contracted with Clifton Gunderson, LLP, to perform an independent evaluation of EEOC’s information security program and of selected EEOC systems for compliance with the Federal Information Security Management Act of 2002 (FISMA) and the Fiscal Year 2011 Inspector General Federal Information Security Management Act reporting requirements issued by the Department of Homeland Security.
- In August the OIG initiated planning for a review of the Agency’s audit follow-up process. The objective of the review is to assess the condition of the program and to determine whether there are opportunities for improvement. The OIG will commence the project with an entrance conference during the first quarter of fiscal year (FY) 2012 and will issue a draft and final report during the third quarter of FY 2012.
- The OIG is conducting its annual independent assessment of the Agency’s compliance with the Federal Manager’s Financial Integrity Act. We will determine whether the Agency’s management control process was conducted in accordance with OMB standards. The OIG will issue its findings to the Chair prior to the Agency’s reporting deadline of November 15, 2011 for inclusion in the FY 2011 Performance and Accountability Report.
- The OIG will issue its findings to the chair of the Agency prior to the Agency’s reporting deadline for its FY 2011 Performance and Accountability Report, which is November 15, 2011.
- The OIG issued two management advisories during the reporting period. On July 15, 2011, the OIG issued a management advisory on the status of EEOC’s Open Government activities, and on September 30, 2011, the OIG issued a management advisory on EEOC’s potential for infrastructure (real estate) cost savings through the use of frequent telework.
- The OIG completed investigations involving an array of allegations including fraud, conflict of interest, inappropriate use of agency resources, erroneous position appointment, unauthorized outside employment, and misuse of position.
- There are ongoing investigations in several field offices involving prohibited personnel practices, ethics violations, conflicts of interest, fraud, mismanagement, falsification of government records, impersonation of a Federal official, theft of government property, and threats against the Agency.