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Tennessee Valley Authority OIG

Over the past 30 years, OIG reviews have focused on helping TVA improve the efficiency and effectiveness of TVA operations, save or recover money, and serve as a deterrent to misconduct and fraud. While the results from some reviews are diffcult to quantify, the results impacted many areas of TVA including: (1) improving key business processes; (2) improving governance functions and regulatory activities; (3) improving the protection of critical infrastructure and privacy information; and (4) improving the effectiveness of risk mitigation activities on areas of high risk. Even without a monetary value attached, these reviews provide information to help TVA operate in the most efficient manner and avoid losses from risks that are not properly mitigated. In addition, much of our reviews, primarily in the contract compliance audits and contract preaward reviews and certain investigations, have helped TVA recover and save substantial money.

Agencies Overseen: 

Tennessee Valley Authority

What to Report to the OIG Hotline: 

If you know about fraud, waste, abuse, misconduct, or whistleblower reprisal relating to a Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) program, contract, or employee, you may report it to the TVA OIG EMPOWERLINE. Examples of topics investigated include: contractor fraud; employee wrongdoing; workers’ compensation fraud; environmental crimes; healthcare/prescription drug fraud; partisan political activity; and conflict of interest. TVA OIG also has jurisdiction to investigate allegations of whistleblower retaliation involving employees of TVA contractors or subcontractors.

What Not to report to the OIG Hotline : 

• Emergencies involving imminent threat of death or serious bodily injury (911 emergencies)
• EEO Complaints
• Union Grievances