During the reporting period the OIG issued a memorandum on the EEOC’s compliance with the Improper Payments Information Act of 2002, as amended by the Improper Payments Elimination and Recovery Act of 2012 (IPERA). The OIG issued a performance audit of the FY 2017 and FY 2018 EEOC Commercial Charge Card Program.
Among the OIG’s new and ongoing audits, evaluations, and related activities the OIG initiated an evaluation of the EEOC’s ability to effectively and efficiently administer Agency procurement contracts. Additionally, the OIG continued work on projects which were initiated during prior reporting periods, including work performed by:
- the public accounting firm Harper, Rains, Knight & Company, P.A. (HRK) to perform the FY 2019 financial statement audit of the EEOC.
- the public accounting firm Harper, Rains, Knight & Company, P.A. (HRK) to perform the FY 2019 Digital Accountability and Transparency Act of 2014 (DATA Act) Performance Audit.
- the public accounting firm Brown and Company CPAs, PLLC (Brown & Company), to perform the FY 2019 independent evaluation of the Agency's compliance with provisions of the Federal Information Security Modernization Act (FISMA).
- the Center for Organizational Excellence, Inc. (COE), continues to complete its work on the draft report for the program evaluation of the EEOC's federal hearings and appeals activities. The OIG plans to issue the draft and final reports during the first quarter of FY 2020.
During the reporting period the OIG received 467 investigative contacts. The OIG’s ongoing investigative activities include the investigation and review of allegations in the following areas: ethics violations, conflicts of interest, misuse of position, mismanagement, false statements, falsification of government records, unauthorized disclosure of confidential information, and alleged procurement irregularities.