Energy Information Administration
PART-88-1: Published: Jul 1, 1988. Publicly Released: Jul 1, 1988.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, the Professional Audit Review Team (PART) evaluated the Energy Information Administration's (EIA) activities from October 1985 through June 1987.
PART found that EIA: (1) significantly reduced its budget for quality maintenance investments from fiscal years (FY) 1983 through 1987; (2) reduced its quality control contract budget by 25 percent; (3) shifted from a 5-year comprehensive quality program to an 8-year cycle because of budget reductions; (4) did not analyze all of the forms it used to gather data; (5) lacked a formal system to ensure full implementation of the recommendations in its quality audits; and (6) made substantial progress in documenting its models and data systems, but needs to ensure the adequacy of the documentation.