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Semiannual Report: Apr-Sep 2018

Fiscal Year: 
2018
Semiannual option: 
Apr-Sep
Attachment: 
Executive Summary: 

This Office of Inspector General’s (OIG) semiannual report to the U.S. Congress summarizes
OIG’s activities and accomplishments for the period April 1, 2018 through September 30, 2018.
During this period, the OIG issued two reports from the audit and evaluation program. The audit
report found that the EEOC complied with the Improper Payments Elimination and Recovery
Improvement Act of 2012. We also issued a report on the EEOC’s data analytic activities which
included 11 recommendations.

The OIG also initiated two projects. One of the projects is an evaluation of the EEOC’s hearings
and appeals activities, which is being conducted by The Center for Organizational Excellence, Inc.
The purpose of the evaluation is to identify opportunities to improve the effectiveness and
efficiency in the planning and execution of these activities. The other project initiated by the OIG
is an audit of the EEOC’s commercial purchase card program. That audit is being conducted by
the public accounting firm Harper, Rains, Knight & Company, P.A.

We received 467 hotline inquiries, of which 192 were charge processing issues, 145 were
complaints related to Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended, and 130 were other
investigative allegations. We did not complete any investigations during the period, nor issue any
investigative reports.

The OIG continues its audit and evaluation work on the Independent Evaluation of the U.S. Equal
Employment Opportunity Commission’s Compliance with Provisions of the Federal Information
Security Modernization Act of 2014 (FISMA), and the EEOC’s compliance with the Federal
Managers’ Financial Integrity Act of 1982 and the Accountability of Tax Dollars Act of 2002
during FY 2018.

During the reporting period, the OIG conducted recruitment activities resulting in the selection of
a staff evaluator and a staff auditor. Both are expected to be onboarded during the 1st quarter of
FY 2019.