Improving Interior's Internal Auditing and Investigating Activities--Inspector General Faces Many Problems

CED-80-4: Published: Oct 24, 1979. Publicly Released: Oct 24, 1979.

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The Department of Interior's (DOI) new Inspector General faces many problems in carrying out independent and effective audits and investigations.

Audit activities could be more effective if management would give more emphasis to audit needs and be more responsive to audit findings and recommendations. DOI has not implemented effective policies and procedures to ensure that bureaus and offices take timely, appropriate corrective actions on audit findings. In some cases management either has not responded promptly or has simply ignored auditors' advice. Appropriate staff and funds have not been allocated to audit and investigate activities to provide coverage to DOI programs.

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