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 October 1, 2011 through March 31, 2012.
During the reporting period the OIG issued four audit products, closed three investigative matters, and received 602 inquiries, of which 267 were charge-processing issues, 250 were Title VII complaints, and 85 were other investigative allegations.
Included among the OIG’s completed, newly initiated, and ongoing audit, evaluation and investigative projects are:
- Harper, Rains, Knight & Company, P.A. (HRK) issued an unqualified opinion on EEOC’s fiscal year 2011 financial statements. In the independent auditor’s report on Internal Controls, there were no material weaknesses or significant deficiencies. Additionally, there were no instances of non compliance with laws and regulations included in HRK’s report on compliance.
- OIG contracted with Clifton Gunderson LLP (CG) to perform the OIG’s independent evaluation of the effectiveness of the Agency’s information security program. CG reported that EEOC met most, but not all, of the key requirements of the Federal Information Security Management Act of 2003 (FISMA).
- OIG issued the Management Letter Report for the FY 2011 Financial Statement Audit prepared by HRK. The audit noted continued weaknesses relating to controls over accountable/sensitive property and in the maintenance of electronic official personnel files (E-OPFs). OIG made recommendations to EEOC management and management provided corrective action plans to address the recommendations.
- OIG issued its report on the Agency’s FY 11 compliance with the Improper Payments Elimination and Recovery Act (IPERA). OIG reported that the Agency complied with the Improper Payments Information Act (IPIA), as amended by IPERA.
- Closed investigations included a conflict-of-interest matter, bribery, and disclosure of confidential information.
- Ongoing investigations continue in several field offices involving the Federal Employee Compensation Act (FECA), misclassification of a position, and other matters.