This is a publication by GAO's Inspector General that concerns internal GAO operations. This report was submitted to the Comptroller General in accordance with Section 5 of the Government Accountability Office Act of 2008. The report summarizes the activities of the Office of Inspector General (OIG) for the six-month reporting period ending March 31, 2020. During the reporting period, the OIG initiated work on three audits designed to assess the effectiveness of GAO operation in three distinct areas. The OIG closed eight investigations and opened 11 new investigations. One significant investigation closed during the reporting period involved falsification of documents by GAO's maintenance contractor, resulting in a government settlement of almost $300,000, of which GAO received about $230,000 as recompense for its losses. In addition, the OIG processed 79 hotline complaints, many of which were referred to other OIGs for action because the matters involved were within their jurisdictions. The OIG continues to focus on GAO management challenge areas—including human capital management and information technology.
The OIG remained active in the GAO and OIG communities by briefing new GAO employees on its audit and investigative missions, and participating in committees and working groups of the Council of Inspectors General on Integrity and Efficiency. Details of these activities and other accomplishments are provided in the report.
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