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Semiannual Report: Oct-Mar 2018

Fiscal Year: 
2018
Semiannual option: 
Oct-Mar
Executive Summary: 

This semiannual report summarizes the activities and accomplishments of the Office of Inspector General (OIG) for the reporting period October 1, 2017, through March 31, 2018. During this reporting period, the OIG issued four final audit and evaluation reports. The OIG received 339 investigative inquiries, including 108 charge processing issues; 106 complaints related to Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended; and 10 investigative allegations. 

The OIG’s completed audit and evaluation work, ongoing and newly initiated projects, and ongoing investigative work includes the following: 

Completed Audit/Evaluation Work

  • The OIG contractors Harper, Rains, Knight & Company, P.A. (HRK) audited the financial statements of the EEOC for FY 2017 and issued an unmodified opinion;
  • The OIG contractors HRK audited the compliance of Fiscal Year 2017 second quarter financial and award data submissions;
  • The OIG issued its annual report to the Acting Chair validating the Agency’s compliance with the Federal Managers’ Financial Integrity Act (FMFIA). It was concluded that the Agency’s internal control process was conducted in accordance with FMFIA and applicable Office of Management and Budget (OMB) regulations; and
  • The OIG contractors, Brown & Company CPAs and Management Consultants, PLLC (Brown & Company) conducted an independent evaluation of EEOC’s information security program for FY 2017. Brown & Company found that EEOC generally has a sound information security program and demonstrated operating effectiveness.

 Ongoing and Newly Initiated Projects

  • The OIG contracted with the public accounting firm of HRK to perform the FY 2018 EEOC Financial Statement Audit. Work is currently ongoing;
  • The OIG requested information from EEOC management to assist in identifying and reporting erroneous or improper payments for FY 2017;
  • The OIG Evaluation of EEOC’s Use of Data Analytics;
  • The OIG Evaluation of EEOC’s Interagency Agreements;
  • The OIG maintains ongoing investigations in several field offices addressing potential concerns such as ethics violations, conflicts of interest, misuse of position, mismanagement, false statements, and falsification of government records.