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 April 1, 2015, through September 30, 2015.
During this period, the OIG issued 3 final audit/evaluation reports, completed 5 investigations, and received 305 hotline inquiries, of which 144 were charge processing issues, 91 were Title VII complaints, and 70 were other investigative allegations.
The OIG’s completed, newly initiated, and ongoing audit, evaluation, and investigative projects include the following:
- The OIG reported to the U.S. Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Government Affairs that no non-career officials had been involved in the Freedom of Information Act process at EEOC from January 1, 2007, to the present.
- The OIG contracted with the Urban Institute, a nonprofit organization located in Washington, D.C., to evaluate the efficiency and effectiveness of EEOC’s Outreach and Education Program. The five-month evaluation concluded with a final report, issued May 8, 2015, which provided a broad overview examining the EEOC’s outreach and education efforts and, where appropriate, suggested areas the EEOC might improve its effectiveness or efficiency.
- Agency policy directive EEOC Order 195.001 Management Accountability and Controls requires the OIG to annually provide a written advisory to the Agency head regarding whether the management control evaluation process complied with Office of Management and Budget guidelines. Fieldwork is underway to ensure that the OIG meets its mandated reporting deadline requirement.
- In several field offices, ongoing investigations continue, involving ethics violations, conflicts of interest, fraud, mismanagement, falsification of government records, impersonation of a Federal official, misuse of travel and purchase cards, theft of government property, misuse of computers, misuse of position, and threats against the Agency.