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Work Performed by the Department of Labor Inspector General in 1988 and 1989

AFMD-91-24: Published: Jan 31, 1991. Publicly Released: Jan 31, 1991.

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Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the Department of Labor's (DOL) Office of Inspector General's (OIG) allocation of resources for audits and investigations related to each of the DOL program agencies for fiscal years (FY) 1988 and 1989.

GAO found that: (1) during FY 1988 and 1989, the OIG Office of Audit and Office of Investigations allocated most of their audit and investigative resources to projects involving the Employment and Training Administration and the Employment Standards Administration; (2) most of the investigations performed by the Office of Investigations involved alleged criminal activity related to DOL programs; (3) the OIG Office of Labor Racketeering classified more than half of the racketeering cases it opened during FY 1988 and 1989 as involving employee benefits plans; and (4) OIG assigned nearly half of its budget and personnel resources to its Office of Audit, while the Office of Investigations' and the Office of Labor Racketeering's budget and personnel resources ranged from 16 to 21 percent each.

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