Inspectors General:

Compliance With Professional Standards by the VA Office of Inspector General

AFMD-89-76: Published: Jul 3, 1989. Publicly Released: Jul 3, 1989.

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GAO reviewed the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Office of Inspector General (OIG), focusing on whether OIG: (1) performed its work in accordance with generally accepted auditing standards; and (2) conducted investigations in accordance with professional standards.

GAO found that: (1) VA OIG satisfactorily complied with all professional audit and investigative standards; (2) OIG established effective quality controls to help ensure its compliance; (3) OIG clarified and strengthened its policies for quality control improvements in referencing and for following up on minor audit report findings; and (4) OIG coverage of VA operations, OIG semiannual reports, and the benefits that VA receives from OIG work will have a significant impact on VA operations.

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