a eGA0w*mQny*-nv United States General Accounting Of&e Accounting and Information Washington, DC 20548 Management Division B-283928 November 19,1999 The Honorable TiIlie K. Fowler Chairman, Subcommittee on Oversight, Investigations, and Emergency Management Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure House of Representatives Subject: Inspectors General: Information on Resources and Selected Accomplishments of Five Inspectors General Dear Chairman Fowler: You requested that we provide information about the resources and selected accomplishments of the inspectors general (IGs) at the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), General Services Admini&ation (GSA), Department of Transportation (DOT), Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), and National Railroad Passenger Corporation (Amtrak). Specifkally, you requested information for fiscal years 1992 through 1998 regarding (1) reported actual obligations, (2) reported actual number of full-time equivalent staff, (3) reported questioned costs, (4) reported funds to be put to better use, (5) reported investigative recoveries, and (6) reported number of reports issued. We obtained the most recent information available from theBudget of the United St&es, the annual reports of the President’s Council on Integrity and Efficiency and the Executive Council on Integrity and Efficiency, and the IGs’ semiannual reports, except for the Amtrak budget and stafsng information, which we obtained from the Amtrak IG. As agreed with your office, we did not verify the information presented in the enclosure. We requested comments on a draft of this letter from the five IGs. The five IGs generally agreed with the information in this letter. They also provided clarifying comments that we have incorporated into our report as appropriate. GAO/AIMD-O@31R Information on Five IGs B-283928 Please contact me on (202) 512-9489, or Edith Pyles, Assistant Director, on (202) 512-9582, if you or your staff have any questions about this letter. Da\rid L. Clark Director, Audit Oversight and Liaison Enclosure Page 2 GAO/rUMD-OO-31R I.nforl:lation on Five IGs Enclosure Information on Resources and Selected &comDlishments of Five InsDectors General Table 1: Reported Actual IG Obligations for Fiscal Years 1992 Through 1998 Source: Budget of the United States for fiscal years 1994 through 2000. except for Amtrak data, which were obtained from the Amtrak IG. Table 2: Repotted Actual Number of Full-Time Equivalent IG Employees for Fiscal Years 1992 Through 1998 PI1 998 I 2801 4181 59 Source: h@et Of me united states for fiscal years 1994 through 2000, except for Amtrak data, whiih were obtained from the htmk IG. Table 3: RepOrted Questioned Costs for Fiscal Years 1992 Through 1998 GSA1 Y)uestioned costs have decreased significantly due to the close out of the Consbuction Grant Program. Ptinc~ Source: A RugfesS Report to tie President, President3 Council on Integrity and Efficiency and Executive Council on Integrity and Efficiency for fiscal years 1992 through 1998. Page 3 GAO/AIMD-OO-31R Information on Five IGs Enclosure Table 4: Reported Funds To Be Put To Better Use for Fiscal Years 1992 Through 1998 tFY1998 I $2.01 $192.71 $290.7) $1059.11 $0.91 Primary Source: A Pqfress Report fo the President, President’s Council on Integrity and Efficiency and Executive Council on Integrity and Efficiency for fiscal years 1992 through 1998. Table 5: Reported Investigative Recoveries for Fiscal Years 1992 Through 1998 Primary Source: A Progress Report to the President, President’s Council on Integrity and Efficiency and Executive Council on Integrity and Efficiency for fiscal years 1992 through 1998. Table 6: Reported Number of IG Reports for Fiscal Years 1992 Through 1998 ‘EPA stated that beginning in fiscal year 1995 ii stopped reporting its single audit related work that did not have significant findings. EPA also stated that beginning in fiscal year 1996, it requested fewer Defense Contract Audit Agency (DCAA) pre- award contract audii reports. ‘DOT stated that beginning in 1994 it stopped reporting on its single audit related work. DOT also stated that beginning in fiscal year 1997. it was no longer responsible for DC.4 audits and excluded them frc+n their semiannual reports tc Congress. Source: IG SwTiannual reports for fiscal years 1992 through 1999. (911951) Page 4 GAO/AIMD-W31R Information on Five IGs Ordering Information -__ The first copy of each GAO report and testimony is free. Additional copies are $2 each, Orders should be sent to the following address, accompanied by a check or money order made out to the Superintendent of Documents, when necessary. 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Inspectors General: Information on Resources and Selected Accomplishments of Five Inspectors Generals
Published by the Government Accountability Office on 1999-11-19.
Below is a raw (and likely hideous) rendition of the original report. (PDF)