oversight

FY 2012-2013

Published by the Farm Credit Administration, Office of Inspector General on 2011-08-22.

Below is a raw (and likely hideous) rendition of the original report. (PDF)

OFFICE OF
INSPECTOR GENERAL



   Strategic and Operating Performance Plan
                      Fiscal Years 2012-2013




    Farm Credit Administration
Farm Credit Administrration                                      15
                                                                  5 01 Farm Creedit Drive
                                                                 MccLean, Virgin ia 22102-509
                                                                                            90
                                                                 (703) 883-40000




August 22, 2011


The Honorable Lelan nd A. Strom, Chairman and Chief Exxecutive Offiicer
The Honorable Kenn  neth A. Spea
                               arman, Board
                                          d Member
The Honorable Jill Lo
                    ong Thomps son, Board Member
Farm Cre
       edit Adminisstration
1501 Farrm Credit Drrive
McLean, Virginia 222102-5090

Dear Cha
       airman Strom
                  m and FCA Board Memb
                                     bers Spearm
                                               man and Lon
                                                         ng Thompso
                                                                  on:

The enclosed docum
                 ment is the Office of Insp
                                          pector Generral’s (OIG) Strategic and
                                                                              d Operating
Performa
       ance Plan (S
                  SOPP) and Budgets for fiscal years 2 012 and 20 013.

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Please call me if you
                    u have any questions or comments.

Sincerely
        y,




Carl A. Clinefelter

Inspector General 


Enclosurre
                                                 TABLE OF CONTENTS



                                                                                                                                     Page 


Glossary of Terms...............................................................................................................         1


Introduction .........................................................................................................................   2


Strategic and Operating Performance Plan ........................................................................                        4


Object Class Detailed Budget Overview ............................................................................. 12 

  FY 2012 – Revised Budget and Justifications ................................................................ 14 

  FY 2013 – Proposed Budget and Justifications ............................................................. 16 


OIG Control System ............................................................................................................ 18 


Audit Plan............................................................................................................................ 22 


Appendices
  Appendix A—IRM Plan Summary Report ...................................................................... 25 

  Appendix B—FY 2012-2013 Products and Services Budget ......................................... 26 

                       Farm Credit Administration 

                       Office of Inspector General 

                         Fiscal Years 2012-2013 

                                   GLOSSARY OF TERMS
Act                             Farm Credit Act of 1971, as amended

Agency                          Farm Credit Administration

CIGIE                           Council of the Inspectors General on Integrity and Efficiency

CCIG                            Council of Counsels to Inspectors General

FCA                             Farm Credit Administration

FCA Board                       Farm Credit Administration Board

FCS                             Farm Credit System

FISMA                           Federal Information Security Management Act

FLETC                           Federal Law Enforcement Training Center

FTE                             Full-Time Equivalent

FY                              Fiscal Year

IDP                             Individual Development Plan

IG                              Inspector General (FCA)

IG Act                          Inspector General Act of 1978, as amended

IRM                             Information Resources Plan

IT                              Information Technology

OE                              Office of Examination

OIG                             Office of Inspector General (FCA)

OMB                             Office of Management and Budget

SOPP                            Strategic Operating and Performance Plan

System                          Farm Credit System




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                       Farm Credit Administration 

                       Office of Inspector General 

                         Fiscal Years 2012-2013 


                                        INTRODUCTION
The Farm Credit Administration (FCA or Agency) Office of Inspector General (OIG) was
established on January 29, 1989, as a result of the 1988 amendments to the Inspector General
Act of 1978, as amended (IG Act). The IG Act established specific responsibilities and
authorities for all Federal Inspectors General. The FCA Inspector General (IG) has a dual
reporting responsibility to both the FCA Board and the oversight committees of the Congress.

The OIG analyzes Agency performance through audits, inspections, and evaluations and
provides conclusions and recommendations designed to strengthen Agency effectiveness and
efficiency. The OIG also reviews existing and proposed legislation and regulations relating to
Agency programs and operations to assess the impact on the Agency’s economy and efficiency.

The OIG contracts with an outside accounting firm for the annual audit of FCA’s financial
statements, internal control over financial reporting, and compliance with laws and regulations
relating to the determination of financial statement amounts. The accounting firm’s opinion
letters and accompanying Agency financial statements and notes are included in the Agency’s
annual Performance and Accountability Report. The OIG conducts the annual evaluation of the
Agency’s compliance with the Federal Information Security Management Act (FISMA) and
issues a report that is submitted to the Agency for further submission to the Office of
Management and Budget (OMB).

The OIG also maintains a Hotline for reporting allegations of fraud, waste, abuse, and
mismanagement. When there are alleged administrative or criminal violations relating to
Agency programs or personnel, the OIG will timely and effectively investigate and report.

Further, the OIG conducts a quarterly confidential survey of Farm Credit System (FCS or
System) institutions regarding the effectiveness of the Agency’s examination function and the
examiners. The OIG issues a quarterly report and annual summary report on survey results to
the Chief Examiner and the FCA Board.

OIG’s FY 2012 Budget Request

Section 6(f)(1) of the IG Act requires an Inspector General to highlight certain aspects of the
Inspector General’s budget request to the head of the department or designated Federal entity
to which the Inspector General reports. Section 6(f)(2) requires, in the case of FCA, the FCA
Board to highlight the same aspects of the Inspector General’s budget request when
transmitting the Agency’s budget to the President.

For the Inspector General’s revised FY 2012 budget submission, the OIG’s budget information
required to be highlighted is as follows:

       The aggregate budget request for the OIG is $1,144,346.



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    	 The amount needed for OIG training is $19,390 (tuition).

    	 The amount needed to support the Council of the Inspectors General on Integrity and
       Efficiency (CIGIE) is $3,000.




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                       Farm Credit Administration 

                       Office of Inspector General 

                         Fiscal Years 2012-2013 

            STRATEGIC AND OPERATING PERFORMANCE PLAN

                                               MISSION
The OIG’s work products and presence will promote economy, efficiency, and integrity in
Agency operations.

                                           CORE VALUES
    	 Integrity – Giving straightforward, objective and balanced advice, motivated by a desire
       to improve conditions and do what is right.
    	 Excellence – Producing high quality work and products that are timely and relevant.
    	 Knowledge – Acquiring and expanding relevant skills and expertise.
    	 Responsibility – Being accountable for our actions, work, and results and holding our
       customers to the same.

                                      CORE COMPETENCIES
    	 Teamwork – We combine our staff skills and outside expertise to accomplish our
       mission.
    	 Technology – We enhance the effectiveness of our work with the practical application of
       technology.
    	 Broad Vision – We use our FCA knowledge to focus efforts on significant issues within
       the Agency.
    	 Customer Centered – We are independent and believe we are successful when we
       have helped FCA become more successful.

                                           ASSUMPTIONS

    	 Changing work force. There will continue to be periodic changes in FCA’s Board
       composition and Agency organization, and ongoing changes in FCA staffing, e.g., new
       hires and retirements. The latter may result in the loss of corporate knowledge, e.g., that
       gained from the Agency’s regulatory experience during the agriculture crisis of the mid
       1980s through the early 1990s and from regulatory evolution since that time. The FCS
       and the credit needs of rural America will continue to evolve and change. The financial
       and banking industry will become a different provider of financial services coming out of
       the current financial services industry crisis. As a result, the Agency’s methodology in
       achieving its mission will continually evolve and the OIG will need to remain vigilant over
       Agency performance and internal controls.

    	 Changing work environment. As FCA leverages technology to improve its processes,
       the OIG will have to be positioned to evaluate new risks in internal controls and security


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        measures. As a result, the OIG has ensured its expertise in technology to effectively
        perform the function.

    	 Limited budget resources. Budget pressures on the OIG will be equivalent to those
       faced by FCA as a whole. The OIG will have to use an efficient mix of its core
       competencies and external resources to fulfill its mission. Technology will continue to
       cause change in processes and our approach to work.

    	 Farm Credit Act. Changes in the agricultural and the financial industries will cause the
       FCS to seek greater flexibility in law and regulations. The OIG will continue to ensure
       that the FCA is ever mindful of its arm’s length regulatory role and mission to ensure the
       System’s service to rural America in a safe and sound manner, and will continue to
       review and may make recommendations regarding laws and regulations.

                           PRODUCTS AND SERVICES, AND GOALS

    1. 	 Audit and evaluate the Agency’s programs and operations to promote economy,
         efficiency, and effectiveness.
            	 Deliver quality audit and inspection products and services that are useful to the
               Board, management, and the Congress.
            	 Provide technical advice and assistance to Agency officials in developing sound
               management information and financial reporting systems and in streamlining
               programs and operations.
            	 Continuously improve OIG staff, products, and internal office administration.

    2. 	Investigate observed, alleged, or suspected wrongdoing to prevent and detect
        fraud, waste, abuse, and mismanagement in Agency programs and operations.
            	 Effectively investigate alleged administrative and criminal violations relating to
               FCA programs and personnel.
            	 Educate employees on their responsibility to report wrongdoing to the OIG.
            	 Provide relevant information on results of investigative activities to appropriate
               parties.

    3. 	Review and make recommendations, as necessary, regarding existing and
        proposed legislation and regulations relating to Agency programs and operations
        and the Inspectors General community.

            	 Maintain an effective program for reviewing and commenting on proposed and
               existing legislation and regulations affecting the Agency.




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    4. 	Work with the Agency head (FCA Board) and Congress to improve program
        management, and with the Inspectors General community and other related
        organizations to address government-wide issues.
            	 Agency personnel understand and accept OIG’s role within FCA and the
               Inspectors General community.
            	 OIG staff provide leadership to organizations directly contributing to the
               Inspectors General community.
            	 OIG staff contribute to special projects for improving the Agency, the Inspectors
               General community, and the Federal government.




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                                                          Farm Credit Administration 

                                                          Office of Inspector General 

                                                            Fiscal Years 2012-2013 


                            AUDITS AND EVALUATIONS OF AGENCY PROGRAMS AND OPERATIONS

                                                                AGENCY GOALS 1 AND 2


                      OIG GOAL                                    PERFORMANCE MEASURES                                                OUTCOME
     1. 	 Deliver quality audit, inspection, and       Audits and inspections are relevant. Audit coverage          FCA programs and operations are more
          review products and services that            includes all mandated audits and at least 75% of those       effective.
          are useful to the FCA Board,                 suggested by the FCA Board and management.
                                                                                                                    FCA continues to receive unqualified financial
          management, and Congress.
                                                       Risk is addressed. 100% of OIG audits are performed in       audits.
                                                       substantive Agency programs and activities and/or are
                                                                                                                    Waste in Agency programs and operations is
                                                       tied to the Agency strategic planning goals.
                                                                                                                    reduced.
                                                       Products are timely, i.e., average time to complete audits
                                                                                                                    Agency compliance with laws, regulations, and
                                                       and issue draft reports will not exceed 6 months.
                                                                                                                    internal policies and procedures.
                                                       Audits are constructive. Where audit products contain
                                                                                                                    The Agency’s stature and reputation are
                                                       recommendations to improve Agency operations, the
                                                                                                                    maintained at a high level in the eyes of the
                                                       Agency accepts at least 80% of the OIG audit
                                                                                                                    Congress, the Administration, the FCS, FCA
                                                       recommendations.
                                                                                                                    employees and the public.
                                                                                                                    FCA is more effective in carrying out its
                                                                                                                    mission.
                                                                                                                    The OIG is more effective in promoting
                                                                                                                    economy, effectiveness, and efficiency within
                                                                                                                    the Agency.




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                                                          Farm Credit Administration 

                                                          Office of Inspector General 

                                                            Fiscal Years 2012-2013 


                            AUDITS AND EVALUATIONS OF AGENCY PROGRAMS AND OPERATIONS

                                                                AGENCY GOALS 1 AND 2


                      OIG GOAL                                     PERFORMANCE MEASURES                                           OUTCOME
     2. 	 Provide technical advice and                 The IG advises the FCA Board concerning policy             FCA continues to receive an unqualified
          assistance to Agency officials in            direction or administrative priorities.                    financial audit.
          developing sound management
                                                       OIG performs analysis and provides technical advice to     OIG input and advice contributes to Agency
          information and financial reporting
                                                       management concerning accounting, management               decisions and actions that are more complete
          systems and in streamlining
                                                       systems and controls, and performance measures.            and valid.
          programs and operations.

     3. 	 Continuous improvement in OIG                OIG training ensures the technical proficiency of staff.   The OIG’s opportunity to facilitate positive
          staff, products, and internal office                                                                    change within the Agency is enhanced by the
                                                       OIG implements administrative improvements identified
          administration.                                                                                         quality and credibility of OIG products and
                                                       through reviews of other Agency programs and through
                                                                                                                  advice.
                                                       staff involvement with the professional community.
                                                                                                                  Peer review reports provide an unmodified
                                                                                                                  opinion that OIG audit work meets or exceeds
                                                                                                                  quality audit standards prescribed by the
                                                                                                                  Government Accountability Office and CIGIE.




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                                                          Farm Credit Administration 

                                                          Office of Inspector General 

                                                            Fiscal Years 2012-2013

                                                                          INVESTIGATIONS

                                                                AGENCY GOALS 1 AND 2
                     OIG GOAL                                      PERFORMANCE MEASURE                                                 OUTCOME
      1. 	 Effectively investigate alleged           Investigative reports are timely and presented in an             Administrative action, convictions, or pleas are
           administrative and criminal               objective and factual manner. Memoranda are issued to            obtained for employees and/or contractors
           violations relating to FCA                management describing internal control weaknesses or             found guilty of wrongdoing.
           programs and personnel.                   program deficiencies found during the investigative process
                                                                                                                      Management actions taken against employees
                                                     with suggestions to prevent and/or detect future
                                                                                                                      serve as a deterrent to future wrongdoing.
                                                     wrongdoing.
                                                                                                                      FCA internal policies, procedures, and controls
                                                     70% of active cases will be less than two years old (from
                                                                                                                      are strengthened to prevent and or detect
                                                     the date the case was opened).
                                                                                                                      future wrongdoing.
                                                     100% of employee cases without criminal prosecution
                                                     potential will be completed within one year from opening
                                                     the case.
      2. 	 Educate employees on their                Allegations of wrongdoing are supported by specific              Investigations are more successful because
           responsibility to report                  information as required by the OIG.                              they are initiated in a timelier manner and have
           wrongdoing to the OIG.                                                                                     better information.
                                                                                                                      FCA employees are more willing to report real
                                                                                                                      or suspected wrongdoing because they trust
                                                                                                                      the competence, fairness, and confidentiality of
                                                                                                                      OIG’s investigations.
      3. 	 Provide relevant information on           Summaries of investigations and the resulting                    The FCA Board and the Congress are better
           results of investigative activities to    administrative or judicial actions taken are incorporated into   informed about OIG investigations, and
           appropriate parties.                      the Semiannual Report to the Congress, along with any            administrative and judicial consequences.
                                                     disagreements on the actions taken or failure of
                                                                                                                      Public confidence in the integrity of FCA
                                                     management to act in a timely and responsible fashion.
                                                                                                                      programs and internal operations is
                                                     Findings made during the investigative process concerning        heightened.
                                                     the problem at issue or systemic problems are recognized
                                                     and corrected or mediated by management.


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                                                          Farm Credit Administration 

                                                          Office of Inspector General 

                                                            Fiscal Years 2012-2013 


                                                      LEGISLATIVE AND REGULATORY REVIEW

                                                                AGENCY GOALS 1 AND 2


                      OIG GOAL                                      PERFORMANCE MEASURE                                           OUTCOME
      1. Maintain an effective program for             Processes are established and documented for              OIG input is part of the decision making
         reviewing and commenting on                   identifying and circulating (as appropriate) relevant     process in approving or amending legislation,
         proposed and existing legislation and         documents.                                                regulations, circulars, and other policy
         regulations affecting the Agency.                                                                       documents.
                                                       Constructive comments on relevant documents are
                                                       submitted by the deadlines requested by the office,       Constructive criticism and creative alternatives
                                                       Agency, or staff circulating comments.                    offered in OIG comments improve the quality
                                                                                                                 and usefulness of documents initiated by the
                                                       Document review activity is summarized for inclusion in
                                                                                                                 Agency.
                                                       the Semiannual Report to the Congress.
                                                                                                                 FCA Board and management are informed
                                                                                                                 about the status of new or pending legislation
                                                                                                                 or regulations initiated externally.




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                                                                     OUTREACH PROGRAM



                                                           AGENCY GOALS 1 AND 2
                      OIG GOAL                                     PERFORMANCE MEASURE                                              OUTCOME
     1. 	 Agency personnel understand and              Develop and maintain educational brochures or               Agency employees’ acceptance of and
          accept OIG’s role within FCA and the         pamphlets describing OIG roles and activities.              cooperation with OIG activities is improved
          Inspectors General community at                                                                          through better understanding. OIG programs
                                                       Facilitate feedback from Agency employees and refine
          large.                                                                                                   and products are improved through feedback
                                                       products and practices based on the feedback to OIG
                                                                                                                   from Agency employees.
                                                       products and educational materials.
     2. 	 OIG staff provide leadership to              Time and resources are provided to OIG staff members        Projects and activities of adjunct organizations
          organizations directly contributing to       as an incentive to contribute to outside organizations by   such as the Association of Government
          the Inspectors General community.            serving on committees and holding offices.                  Accountants, Institute of Internal Auditors,
                                                                                                                   CIGIE, Council of Counsels to Inspectors
                                                                                                                   General (CCIG), and Federal Law Enforcement
                                                                                                                   Training Center (FLETC) are improved by OIG
                                                                                                                   staff contributions and participation.
                                                                                                                   The Inspectors General community is more
                                                                                                                   credible and effective.
     3. 	 OIG staff contribute to special              OIG staff will participate in projects that contribute to   Management practices at the Agency are
          projects for improving the Agency,           achieving the vision of a better Agency and government.     improved by OIG staff participation in FCA
          the Inspectors General community,                                                                        special projects.
          and the Federal government.
                                                                                                                   FCA programs and operations are more
                                                                                                                   effective and efficient.




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                                                                        Detailed Budget
                                                                  Fiscal Years 2012 and 2013
                                                                 SUB                                                               FTE 4.60         FTE 4.59
                      OBJECT CLASS                                                      OBJECT DESCRIPTION
                                                                CLASS                                                              FY 2012          FY 2013



 1100    Total Personnel Compensation                           1111    Permanent Full-Time                                        $503,196   $505,082
                                                                1139    Other than Permanent Full-Time                             $308,974   $308,974
                                                                1161    Overtime                                                         $0         $0
                                                                1171    Performance, Incentives and Other Awards                     $5,000     $5,000
                                                                                                                        Subtotal   $817,170   $819,056
 1200    Total Personnel Benefits                               1213    TSP Match                                                   $22,395    $22,432
                                                                1217    Disability Insurance Contributions                           $3,249     $3,256
                                                                121B    Wellness, Flex-care/Life Cycle Programs                      $6,500     $6,500
                                                                1299    Benefits Generated from Payroll                            $176,564   $184,040
                                                                1236    Public Transportation Initiatives                                $0         $0
                                                                1237    Student Loan Repayments                                          $0         $0
                                                                1224    Relocation Payments Under Object Code 1200                       $0         $0
                                                                                                                        Subtotal   $208,708   $216,228
 1300    Benefits Former Personnel                              1302    Unemployment Compensation                                       $0         $0
                                                                                                                        Subtotal        $0         $0
 2100    Travel and Transportation of Persons                   2121    Local Travel                                                 $6,000     $6,000
                                                                2199    Temporary Duty Travel                                        $7,105    $10,125
                                                                2151    Relocation Travel Expenses                                       $0         $0
                                                                2152    Relocation House Hunting                                         $0         $0
                                                                                                                        Subtotal    $13,105    $16,125
 2200    Transportation of Things                               2211    Freight and Express Mail                                        $0         $0
                                                                2212    Freight and Express Mail - Contract Mail Services             $200       $200
                                                                2251    Transportation of Household Goods                               $0         $0
                                                                                                                        Subtotal      $200       $200
 2300    Rent, Communications, Utilities and Misc. Charges      2321    Rent/Lease - Space Lodging                                   $2,000     $2,000
                                                                2331    Utilities - Other than Telephone and Comm. Svcs.                 $0         $0
                                                                2341    ADP Equipment and Software Rental                                $0         $0
                                                                2351    Telephone and Communication Services                           $680       $680
                                                                2354    Wireless Communication Services                                $764       $764
                                                                2371    Non-ADP Equipment Rental                                         $0         $0


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                                                                        Detailed Budget
                                                                  Fiscal Years 2012 and 2013
                                                                 SUB                                                                   FTE 4.60           FTE 4.59
                      OBJECT CLASS                                                      OBJECT DESCRIPTION
                                                                CLASS                                                                  FY 2012            FY 2013


         Rent, Communications, Utilities and Misc. Charges      2382    Postage – USPS                                                      $0           $0
            continued                                           2384    Postage Meter Rental                                                $0           $0
                                                                2385    Messenger and Courier Services                                      $0           $0
                                                                                                                         Subtotal       $3,444       $3,444
 2400    Printing and Reproduction                              2411    U.S. Government Printing Office (GPO)                               $0           $0
                                                                2431    Commercial Printers/Photographers                               $1,000       $1,000
                                                                2451    Publications of Notices/Classified Advertising                      $0           $0
                                                                                                                         Subtotal       $1,000       $1,000
 2500    Other Contractual Services                             2511    Consulting Services                                            $75,000      $75,000
                                                                2524    Miscellaneous Services                                          $1,074       $1,424
                                                                2528    Training - Commercial                                          $11,765       $4,555
                                                                2531    Services of Other Government Agencies                            $3000        $3300
                                                                2538    Training - Government                                           $7,625      $11,910
                                                                2541    Renovating Office Space                                             $0           $0
                                                                2571    Operation/Maintenance - Non ADP Equipment                           $0           $0
                                                                2572    Operation/Maintenance - ADP Equipment/Software                      $0           $0
                                                                2591    Storage of Household Goods                                          $0           $0
                                                                                                                         Subtotal      $98,464      $96,189
 2600    Supplies and Materials                                 2611    Supplies                                                        $1,085        $805
                                                                2612    Subscriptions, Publications and Training Materials                $520       $1,120
                                                                2641    Fuel                                                                $0           $0
                                                                                                                         Subtotal       $1,605       $1,925
 3100    Equipment                                              3122    Non-IT Equipment, Furniture, Fixtures                               $0           $0
                                                                3152    Software                                                          $500         $500
                                                                3162    IT Equipment                                                      $150         $450
                                                                                                                         Subtotal         $650         $950
 4200    Insurance Claims and Indemnities                       4211    Insurance Claims and Indemnities                                    $0           $0
                                                                                                                         Subtotal           $0           $0
                                                                                                                             TOTAL   $1,144,346   $1,155,117




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                            Farm Credit Administration 

                            Office of Inspector General 

                              Fiscal Years 2012-2013 


                  FY 2012 REVISED BUDGET AND JUSTIFICATIONS


TOTAL OFFICE BUDGET .......................................................................................... $1,144,346 

   Total approved IRM Plan amount included in Office Budget......................................... $6,399 


1100 Personnel Compensation ................................................................................... $817,170 

Amount required to fund salaries ($812,170) of OIG staff (4.60 Full Time Employees [FTE])
charged with conducting audits, inspections, evaluations, and investigations related to Agency
programs and operations. We are also responsible for reviewing existing and proposed
legislation and regulations to evaluate their impact on the Agency. Funds ($5,000) are also
allocated for possible cash awards.

1200 Personnel Benefits ............................................................................................. $208,708 

Benefits are the direct result of salaries, consistent with employees’ retirement systems,
health and other related benefits.

1300 Benefits for Former Personnel ..................................................................................... $0


2100 Travel and Transportation of Persons ................................................................ $13,105 

OIG staff will use these funds for travel ($7,105) related to scheduled IDP training and local
travel ($3,000) to professional association meetings, for example. Travel funds ($3,000) are
also included for local and/or temporary duty travel related to possible investigative matters.

2200 Transportation of Things .......................................................................................... $200 

The amount is for express mail services throughout the year.

2300 Rent, Communications, Utilities, and Miscellaneous .......................................... $3,444 

   2351 Approved IRM Plan ................................................................................................. $680 

   2354 Approved IRM Plan ................................................................................................. $764 

These funds will cover Smartphone voice, data, and tethering services for the IG ($764),
telecommuters’ access expense ($360), and maintenance of an independent internet account
for the anonymous HOTLINE account ($320). The independent internet account is used for
confidential reporting of fraud, waste, abuse, and mismanagement. Also, in this object class
are funds for offsite meeting expenses ($2,000) for a possible one-day OIG team building
exercise.

2400 Printing and Reproduction ..................................................................................... $1,000 

Cost of printing brochures, pamphlets, business cards, etc. when FCA cannot produce the
items.


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                  FY 2012 REVISED BUDGET AND JUSTIFICATIONS


2500 Other Contractual Services .................................................................................. $98,464 

Tuition funds ($11,765) from non-government sources are for staff training. Government
tuition funds ($7,625) are for staff training at Government sponsored sources. Individual
training classes are a mandatory requirement of the Government Audit Standards (Yellow
Book) for auditors and of the bar association for the Counsel to the IG. Membership fees
($1,074) will cover the dues for professional organizations to which OIG staff belong.
Consulting services are utilized to assist OIG staff in the review of programs, including the
FCA financial statement audit ($50,000) and possible general contracting needs ($25,000).
Lastly, $3,000 is budgeted for the support of CIGIE.

2600 Supplies and Materials ........................................................................................... $1,605 

    2611 Approved IRM Plan ................................................................................................. $485 

    2612 Approved IRM Plan ................................................................................................. $220 

To purchase miscellaneous reference books and training materials ($400), on-going
subscriptions in the IRM Plan ($220), one laptop carrying case ($125), and two laptop
batteries @$180 per battery ($360). General office supply funds ($500) are also included.

3100 Equipment .................................................................................................................. $650 

    3152 Approved IRM Plan ................................................................................................. $500 

    3162 Approved IRM Plan ................................................................................................. $150 

Purchase desktop printer ($150) as necessary to support OIG programs, and an additional
$500 for software.

4200 Insurance Claims and Indemnities ............................................................................... $0





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                              Fiscal Years 2012-2013 


               FY 2013 PROPOSED BUDGET AND JUSTIFICATIONS


TOTAL OFFICE BUDGET .......................................................................................... $1,155,117 

   Total approved IRM Plan amount included in Office Budget....................................... $17,669 


1100 Personnel Compensation ................................................................................... $819,056 

Amount required to fund salaries ($814,056) of OIG staff (4.59 FTEs) charged with conducting
audits, inspections, evaluations, and investigations related to Agency programs and
operations. We are also responsible for reviewing existing and proposed legislation and
regulations to evaluate their impact on the Agency. Funds ($5,000) are also allocated for
possible cash awards.

1200 Personnel Benefits ............................................................................................. $216,228 

Benefits are the direct result of salaries, consistent with employees’ retirement systems,
health and other related benefits.

1300 Benefits for Former Personnel ..................................................................................... $0


2100 Travel and Transportation of Persons ................................................................ $16,125 

OIG staff will use these funds for travel ($10,125) related to scheduled IDP training and local
travel ($3,000) to professional association meetings, for example. Travel funds ($3,000) are
also included for local and/or temporary duty travel related to possible investigative matters.

2200 Transportation of Things .......................................................................................... $200 

The amount is for express mail services throughout the year.

2300 Rent, Communications, Utilities, and Miscellaneous .......................................... $3,444 

   2351 Approved IRM Plan ................................................................................................. $680 

   2354 Approved IRM Plan ................................................................................................. $764 

These funds will cover Smartphone voice, data, and tethering services for the IG ($764),
telecommuters’ access expense ($360), and maintenance of an independent internet account
for the anonymous HOTLINE account ($320). The independent internet account is used for
confidential reporting of fraud, waste, abuse, and mismanagement. Also, in this object class
are funds for offsite meeting expenses ($2,000) for a possible one-day OIG team building
exercise.




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                                Fiscal Years 2012-2013


                FY 2013 PROPOSED BUDGET AND JUSTIFICATIONS

2400 Printing, Publications and Advertisement ............................................................ $1,000 

Cost of printing brochures, pamphlets, business cards, etc. when FCA cannot produce the
items.

2500 Other Contractual Services .................................................................................. $96,189 

Tuition funds ($4,555) from non-government sources are for staff training. Government tuition
funds ($11,910) are for staff training at Government sponsored sources. Individual training
classes are a mandatory requirement of the Yellow Book for auditors and of the bar
association for the Counsel to the IG. Membership fees ($1,424) will cover the dues for
professional organizations to which OIG staff belong.
Consulting services are utilized to assist OIG staff in the review of programs, including the
FCA financial statement audit ($50,000) and possible general contracting needs ($25,000).
Lastly, $3,300 is budgeted for the support of CIGIE.

2600 Supplies and Materials ........................................................................................... $1,925 

   2611 Approved IRM Plan ................................................................................................. $205 

    2612 Approved IRM Plan ................................................................................................. $220 

To purchase miscellaneous reference books and training material ($1,000), on-going
subscriptions in the IRM Plan ($220), one laptop battery ($180), and one Smartphone battery
($25). General office supply funds ($500) are also included.

3100 Equipment .................................................................................................................. $950 

    3152 Approved IRM Plan ................................................................................................. $500 

    3162 Approved IRM Plan ................................................................................................. $450 

Purchase software as necessary to support OIG applications ($500) and replace desktop
printer as needed ($150), and replace Smartphone device as needed ($300).

4200 Insurance Claims and Indemnities ............................................................................... $0 





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                       Farm Credit Administration 

                       Office of Inspector General 

                         Fiscal Years 2012-2013

                                  OIG CONTROL SYSTEM

STATUTORY ROLE AND RESPONSIBILITIES
The OIG was created within the FCA by the 1988 amendments to the IG Act as an independent
unit to: 1) conduct and supervise audits and investigations; 2) promote economy, efficiency and
effectiveness and to prevent fraud and abuse in program administration; and 3) keep the FCA
Board and the Congress fully informed about problems and deficiencies and the progress in
correcting them.

The IG Act specifies the IG’s duties, responsibilities, and authorities. The IG Act precludes the
OIG from performing any Agency program operating function; rather, the OIG advises
management and the Congress about ways to improve programs. The IG works with the FCA
Board to promote positive change in the Agency’s programs and operations.

OIG STAFFING NEEDED TO DELIVER PRODUCTS AND SERVICES
This section describes the staffing of the OIG. It also discusses how the OIG is organized to
produce the products and services appropriate to fulfill its responsibilities.

The Inspector General provides leadership, policy direction, and general management and
supervision of the OIG staff. The IG is also an advisor to the FCA Board and the principal
spokesperson for the OIG, coordinating its activities and issues with other agencies. The IG
position is to be comparable in grade with the other office directors. This is staffed as a
permanent full-time position.

The Deputy Inspector General and Counsel to the Inspector General provides independent
legal advice, analysis of proposed legislation and regulations, and reviews OIG products for
legal sufficiency. The Counsel represents and defends OIG in all legal issues. The Counsel
also participates in inspections and evaluations as necessary. The Counsel directs the
investigative function. The Counsel position is currently staffed as a permanent part-time
position at a 0.80 FTE.

The Senior Auditor position is devoted primarily to performance audits, inspections, and
management analyses, focusing on the significant management challenges of the Agency.
Also, this position oversees the contractor performing the annual financial, internal control, and
compliance audit of the Agency on behalf of the OIG. This is staffed as a permanent full-time
position.

A Senior Information Technology (IT) Auditor position was created with the discontinuance
of the Criminal Investigator position. This position focuses on audits and inspections related to
the broad range of the Agency’s IT policies, processes, and security, and also performs the
annual FISMA review. This position is currently staffed as a permanent part-time position at
0.80 FTE.


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The Administrative Assistant is responsible for assisting the IG in budgeting, information
resources planning, procurement, training, administrative matters relating to personnel
management, and for general administrative support to the rest of the staff. The position is also
responsible for assisting the IG in the completion of the Semiannual Report to the Congress and
the quarterly and annual reports on the OIG Survey of FCS institutions regarding the Agency’s
examination function. This is staffed as a permanent full-time position.

All positions in the OIG are staffed with well qualified personnel.

OIG PRODUCTS AND SERVICES
Audits and Inspections are the primary vehicles through which the OIG develops
recommendations to promote economy, efficiency, and effectiveness in Agency programs and
prevent waste and mismanagement. The OIG also provides input to the FCA Board or
managers through management letters and confidential Observations.

The auditors are devoted full time to audits and inspections. The Counsel to the IG may also
perform inspections and evaluations focusing on evaluating administrative and operational
issues.

The OIG augments its core staff with contractors when subject matter expertise is needed to
perform a particular task.

Investigations encompass all OIG activities designed to detect or prevent fraud and abuse in
administering Agency programs.         Investigations are normally distinguished from other
evaluations in that they are normally directed at individuals rather than programs and activities.
However, some of the OIG’s investigative actions are directed at preventing fraud and abuse
through improving the effectiveness of management and administrative controls and practices,
especially in high-risk areas. The OIG also manages a HOTLINE to enable FCA employees
and the public to more easily report wrongdoing.

Legislative and Regulatory Review includes the review and comment on proposed and
existing legislation and regulations as they may affect the Agency. This review activity is
reported in the Semiannual Report to the Congress.

Outreach directs the OIG to focus attention to improving the Agency, the Inspectors General
community, and the public’s awareness of the FCA OIG’s role. This is accomplished by
promoting Agency understanding of the OIG’s role, providing leadership to organizations
contributing to the IG community, and by participating in special projects. The OIG also
develops educational information describing the roles and activities of the OIG and provides
information to the public through the OIG web site.

Other OIG Functions include internal policy direction and leadership and advice to the
Chairman and management about Agency programs and operations. The IG is also
responsible for fully informing the FCA Board and the Congress about fraud and other serious
problems in Agency programs, including management’s progress in carrying out corrective
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OIG’S MISSION AND IMPLICATIONS FOR STAFFING
It is the OIG’s mission that its work products and presence promote economy, efficiency, and
integrity in Agency operations. The OIG will accomplish this by being a leader and catalyst
identifying Agency challenges and opportunities. We will strive to:
        	 deliver products and services that are competent, objective, timely and relevant;
        	 maintain a customer focus which is responsive to the needs of decision-makers; and
        	 provide a positive working environment that encourages us to be innovative and
           reach our potential through teamwork and candid communication.
If we are to fulfill these statements, each staff member must broaden and refine their skills and
abilities, adopt a creative approach to problem solving, and take the initiative to influence
management.          In that way, management will be receptive to our conclusions and
recommendations. Staff must be supported through OIG management’s actions, equipment
and training, and mutual support from office teammates.

STAFFING ASSESSMENT AND STRATEGIES
OIG’s diverse responsibilities prescribed by the IG Act dictate the needed competencies within
the OIG staff. The independent nature of the OIG role also has implications for staffing. Even
with a very small staff, the OIG can deliver its products and services by maintaining a high level
of cross training and a broad base of expertise in audit, investigations, law, management, and
administration. The 4.60 FTEs in this plan constitute the critical mass necessary to credibly
perform OIG’s responsibilities. The OIG established the current staffing pattern after careful
analysis of the specialized nature of the OIG’s responsibilities and volume of work. Downsizing
over the years has reduced the OIG to a level at which any further reduction may adversely
affect the OIG’s accomplishment of its mission.

OIG staff performs evaluations and investigations under the general supervision of the IG.
These assignments are often unlike previous assignments and need creative thinking in
planning and developing the project, and mature judgment in developing conclusions and
recommendations and defending them before management.

The current OIG staff profile represents a high level of diversity. When filling future OIG
vacancies, we will make a concerted effort to attract a diverse pool of qualified candidates. We
share the Agency’s affirmative employment objectives and believe that a diverse staff is a
critical factor in the long-term success of an organization.

STAFFING OBJECTIVES AND STRATEGIES
Objectives
            Retain and refine the skills and competencies represented by the current staff profile.
            Employ the best-qualified applicant while ensuring the broadest possible pool of
             applicants.
            Increase effectiveness of collaboration among OIG staff members.
            Expand OIG staff participation in non-program activities of the Agency.




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Strategies
        	 Staff will identify and participate in training and professional development activities
           identified in individual development plans to retain and enhance skills.
        	 Teamwork training will occur regularly to promote collaboration among OIG staff.
        	 Agency affirmative employment objectives will be considered in filling all OIG
           vacancies to achieve appropriate diversity.




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                       Farm Credit Administration 

                       Office of Inspector General 

                         Fiscal Years 2012-2013

                                           AUDIT PLAN
AUDITS, INSPECTIONS, AND EVALUATIONS – FISCAL YEAR 2012 AND 2013
This audit plan identifies potential audit, inspection, and evaluation areas. This plan was
discussed with the FCA Board to afford the FCA Board the opportunity to comment and offer
suggestions for additional audit, inspection, and evaluation areas.
OIG audits, inspections, and evaluations provide assurance to the FCA Board that programs are
operating effectively with appropriate controls. Audit, inspection, and evaluation activities will
most likely be selected from the areas listed below. However, actual audits, inspections, and
evaluations conducted may vary in order to be responsive to changing needs or circumstances.


Annual Audits and Evaluations
Audit of FCA’s Financial Statement
The OIG contracts with an independent accounting firm to conduct an audit of FCA’s financial
statement, internal control over financial reporting, and compliance with laws and regulations
relating to the determination of financial statement amounts. The OIG will deliver an audit
opinion as of September 30, 2012 and 2013 respectively. The OIG has ensured that its
independent accounting firm has incorporated in its audit plan a work schedule that will provide
an appropriate audit scope and deliverables within appropriate time frames.

Federal Information Security Management Act (FISMA) Evaluations
FISMA requires the agency program officials, Chief Information Officers and Inspectors General
to conduct annual evaluations of their respective department’s or agency’s information security
program and report the results to OMB. For FYs 2012 and 2013, the OIG Senior Information
Technology (IT) Auditor will conduct the FISMA evaluation at FCA.

FY 2012
Evaluation of OE Training & Commissioning Program (Audit)
The knowledge and skill level required to conduct sound examination and effective supervision
of System institutions needs to continually develop to keep pace with the changing financial
marketplace. We will review the adequacy of OE’s training and commissioning program in
equipping OE’s staff with the knowledge and skills needed to examine and supervise the myriad
of business practices and conditions found in System institutions.

Information Technology Investments Performance Measures (Inspection)
The Agency has made significant IT investments such as Live Meeting, Microsoft
Communicator, and High Definition videoconferencing. As the Agency continues to invest in
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are being fully utilized and projected benefits realized. We will determine whether the Agency
has developed effective performance measures to capture the benefit of IT investments.

Travel Expenses (Survey)
OIG will conduct a survey of FCA employees’ travel expenses to determine whether further
evaluation of controls, efficiencies, or savings may be realized.


FY 2013
Human Capital (Audit)
An effective human capital program is essential to ensure the Agency has the right people with
the right skills to accomplish its mission. The objective of this audit will be to assess the
adequacy of the Agency’s human capital plan and the effectiveness of its implementation. This
includes an evaluation of Agency effectiveness in hiring and developing staff and of the
continuity of leadership within the Agency.
General Control Review: Access Controls (Audit)
Access controls are necessary to prevent authorized modifications, disclosure, or loss of data.
We will evaluate access controls at FCA to ensure they provide reasonable assurance that
computer resources are protected against unauthorized access.

Inappropriate Use of Agency IT Resources (Inspection)
There has been increasing concern regarding Federal employees’ use of government
equipment and official time to view inappropriate internet sites. Viewing and downloading from
inappropriate web sites with an Agency computer could result in a significant misuse of official
Agency resources, loss of productivity, and a potentially hostile work environment. In addition,
there is a security risk for the Agency due to malware commonly found on such websites. We
will assess FCA’s controls to prevent and detect use of Agency computers to view and
download inappropriate material from the internet.

Teleworking Program (Audit)

Telework is a work arrangement in which an employee performs their official duties at home or
other worksites geographically convenient to the employee’s residence. On December 9, 2010,
the President signed into law H.R. 1722, the “Telework Enhancement Act of 2010,” which
became Public Law 111‐292, aimed at increasing telework in the Federal government. As a
human capital initiative FCA offers a telework program that provides employees the opportunity
to perform their official duties at an alternate worksite, such as their home. Telework offers
numerous benefits including reducing traffic congestion, improving the quality of work life and
morale, and offering continuing operation during emergency events. The objective of this audit
will be to determine whether the Agency’s telework program is being effectively administered.




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Beyond FY 2013
       FCA Strategic Plan
       Review of OE Organizational Structure and Work Processes
       Controls for Safeguarding Personally Identifiable Information, including Social Security
        Numbers

       Review of the Consolidated Reporting System 

       General Control Reviews: Software Development and Change Control 

       General Control Reviews: System Software 

       General Control Reviews: Segregation of Duties 

       Efficiency of the Office of the General Counsel Legal Opinion Process 

       Specialization and Certification

       Property Plant and Equipment Review 

       Delegations 





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                                                                                                                          APPENDIX A
                                         Farm Credit Administration 

                                         Office of Inspector General 

                                           Fiscal Years 2012-2013 


                                                 IRM PLAN SUMMARY

                                     Object        FY 2012        FY 2013        FY 2014        FY 2015         FY 2016
   IRM Budget Category                                                                                                        Total Costs
                                     Code           Costs          Costs          Costs          Costs           Costs

Telecommunications Rentals            2351            680            680            680            680            680            3,400

Wireless Communications               2354            764            764            764            764            764            3,820

Supplies                              2611            485            205            485            205            485            1,865

Subscriptions and Publications        2612            220            220            220            220            220            1,100

Software                              3152            500            500            500            500            500            2,500

IT Equipment                          3162            150            450            150            450            150            1,350

                                    Sub Total        2,799          2,819          2,799          2,819          2,799           14,035

Manpower Costs for three IRM Projects                3,600         14,850          5,850          5,850          5,850           36,000

                                         Total       6,399         17,669          8,649          8,669          8,649           50,035


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                                                                                                      APPENDIX B
                           Farm Credit Administration 

                           Office of Inspector General 

                             Fiscal Years 2012-2013 

             FY 2012 REVISED PRODUCTS AND SERVICES BUDGET
This represents the allocation of budget dollars and FTEs to OIG’s products and services.
Management, administrative support and leave are disbursed across the four products and
services.

 Products/Services                                        Budget            % Budget              FTE            % FTE
 Audits, Inspections, and Review Products                $926,920                81%                3.7            81%

 Investigations                                            $22,887                 2%               0.1              2%

 Legislation and Regulations Review                        $22,887                 2%               0.1              2%
 Outreach                                                $171,652                15%                0.7            15%

                                            Total      $1,144,346               100%              4.60            100%

Audits, Inspections, and Review Products—The OIG issues approximately 5-10 reports per
year (including the annual FCA financial audit and FISMA review).               This includes
recommendations to Agency officials regarding improving the efficiency of Agency programs and
mission achievement. It also includes four survey reports regarding System institutions’ ratings
and comments about the Agency’s examination function.
Budget for FY 2012—$926,920...................................................................................... 3.7 FTE 

Investigative Function—Allegations received by the OIG are reviewed by testing information
provided to determine whether an investigation should be opened. Investigations are conducted
when appropriate. Maintaining the OIG HOTLINE and directing FCS borrower complaint or
inquiry issues to Agency components are additional functions of the investigative service.
Budget for FY 2012—$22,887....................................................................................... 0.1 FTE

Review and Comment on Proposed and Existing Legislation and Regulations—The OIG
reviews and comments on proposed and existing legislation and regulations affecting the Agency
and the IG community. Additionally, the OIG reviews, comments and responds to Congressional
and executive requests and inquiries.
Budget for FY 2012—$22,887...................................................................................... . 0.1 FTE

Outreach Program—The OIG educates FCA employees about OIG’s role within the Agency.
The OIG lends leadership to organizations directly contributing to the IG community. Through
involvement in special projects and workgroups, the OIG makes contributions for improving the
Agency and the OIG community. This includes but is not limited to: the Semiannual Report to
the Congress, participation in external activities such as membership on CIGIE and the CCIG,
and instructing at FLETC and various public and Government forums. We also participate in
Agency efforts, such as the Employee’s Council, Administrative Workgroup, and Continuity of
Operations Plan.
Budget for FY 2012—$171,652..................................................................................... .0.7 FTE 


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                                                                                                      APPENDIX B
                           Farm Credit Administration 

                           Office of Inspector General 

                             Fiscal Years 2012-2013 


          FY 2013 PROPOSED PRODUCTS AND SERVICES BUDGET
This represents the allocation of budget dollars and FTEs to OIG’s products and services.
Management, administrative support and leave are disbursed across the four products and
services areas.

 Products/Services                                         Budget           % Budget             FTE             % FTE
 Audits, Inspections, and Review Products                 $935,645               81%                3.7            81%
 Investigations                                            $23,102                2%                0.1             2%
 Legislation and Regulations Review                        $23,102                2%                0.1             2%
 Outreach                                                 $173,268               15%                0.7            15%
                                             Total     $1,155,117              100%               4.60            100%

Audits, Inspections, and Review Products—The OIG issues approximately 5-10 reports per
year (including the annual FCA financial audit and FISMA review).               This includes
recommendations to Agency officials regarding improving the efficiency of Agency programs and
mission achievement. It also includes four survey reports regarding System institutions’ ratings
and comments about the Agency’s examination function.
Budget for FY 2013—$935,645...................................................................................... 3.7 FTE 

Investigative Function— Allegations received by the OIG are reviewed by testing information
provided to determine whether an investigation should be opened. Investigations are conducted
when appropriate. Maintaining the OIG HOTLINE and directing FCS borrower complaint or
inquiry issues to Agency components are additional functions of the investigative service.
Budget for FY 2013—$23,102...................................................................................... . 0.1 FTE

Review and Comment on Proposed and Existing Legislations and Regulations—The OIG
reviews and comments on proposed and existing legislation and regulations affecting the
Agency and the IG community. Additionally, the OIG reviews, comments and responds to
Congressional and executive requests and inquiries.
Budget for FY 2013—$23,102....................................................................................... 0.1 FTE

Outreach Program—The OIG educates FCA employees about OIG’s role within the Agency.
The OIG lends leadership to organizations directly contributing to the IG community. Through
involvement in special projects and workgroups, the OIG makes contributions for improving the
Agency and the OIG community. This includes but is not limited to: the Semiannual Report to
the Congress, participation in external activities such as membership on CIGIE and the CCIG,
and instructing at FLETC and various public and Government forums. We also participate in
Agency efforts, such as the Employee’s Council, Administrative Workgroup, and Continuity of
Operations Plan.
Budget for FY 2013—$173,268...................................................................................... 0.7 FTE 


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