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, 2013, through September 30, 2013.
During this period, the OIG issued one final audit/evaluation report, completed three investigations, and received 790 investigative inquiries, of which 329 were charge processing issues, 352 were Title VII complaints, and 109 were other investigative allegations.
Included among the OIG’s completed, newly initiated, and ongoing audit, evaluation and investigative projects are:
- A review of evaluations and similar studies of the EEOC’s private-sector enforcement activities, conducted by IMPAQ, LLC. The evaluation made several recommendations to EEOC to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of the disposition of charges.
- Completed several investigations involving a variety of allegations, including falsification of investigative file documents, and the improper processing of discrimination charges, and misuse of government equipment in the furtherance of a federal tax fraud scheme.
- The OIG issued an advisory to the Agency involving the misuse of a government travel card by an employee who used the card for 73 personal cash advances, gasoline, food and other items between August 2012 and June 2013.
- The OIG contracted with Harper, Rains, Knight & Company, to perform the 2013 financial statement audit of the EEOC.
- The OIG contracted with Brown and Company, PLLC to perform an independent evaluation of EEOC's information security program for compliance with the Federal Information Security Management Act of 2002 (FISMA).
- The OIG contracted with Williams, Adley & Company-DC, LLP to conduct a performance audit of the EEOC Personnel Security Program.
- Ongoing investigations continue in several field offices involving ethics violations, conflicts of interest, fraud, mismanagement, falsification of government records, impersonation of a Federal official, misuse of travel and purchase cards, and theft.