Inspector General Open Recommendations
07/29/2015 - Federal Housing Finance Agency OIG’s Compliance Review of FHFA’s Implementation of Its Housing Finance Examiner Commission Program Review - Open Recommendations
FHFA should determine the causes of the shortfalls in the HFE program that we have identified, and implement a strategy to ensure the program fulfills its central objective of producing commissioned examiners who are qualified to lead major risk sections of Government-Sponsored Enterprise (GSE) examinations.
07/24/2015 - Department of Labor Investigative Advisory Report - Weaknesses Contributing to Fraud in the Unemployment Insurance Program Investigation - Open Recommendations
ETA should recommend that SWAs require that all claims be paid by physical check, direct deposited into a checking or savings account, or deposited on a debit card issued by state approved vendors, similar to the debit cards used by the USDASupplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). These cards provide for account holder verification. USDA reports that the use of these debit cards has contributed to a significant reduction in benefit fraud over the last decade.
ETA should recommend that SWAs develop a plan to identify multiple claims that originate from the same IP addresses, or from IP addresses from outside the United States, to minimize threats and fraud. In addition, consideration should be given to development of a database where all 53 SWAs will begin recording and sharing incoming IP addresses using a central data collection and exchange point, where common IP addresses can be researched using data analytics to identify and share information concerning potential fraud rings.
ETA should recommend that SWAs provide all identified fraudulent claimant information into a shared database that can be queried to identify the filing of fraudulent claims against multiple states. One possibility would be to use the existing ETA Fraud Portal, which would make the portal a powerful tool in UI Fraud detection for the SWAs.
ETA should work with all SWAs to strengthen existing systematic audit controls to track access to Pll information. This access data can then be used by investigators and/or a data analytics team to determine if an employee accessed an account that they should not have accessed, or to identify trends of employee access connected to fraudulent claims; ETA should recommend that SWAs conduct pre-employment and periodic background and credit checks for those employees with direct access to Pll data related to the UI program, and take appropriate actions with regards to employees who have negative results related to periodic suitability investigations.
ETA should identify best practices and strategies for communication between tax operations and benefit operations, and work with the SWAs to adopt them; ETA should consider as a part of their national strategy the establishment of a data analytics project that focuses on delinquent employers who have failed to pay unemployment taxes and cross match that data against existing UI claims. These projects should be consistent among the SWAs to ensure that data can be shared between the SWAs through the use of the fraud portal or the UI Integrity Center of Excellence.
07/22/2015 - Department of Defense Rights of Conscience Protections for Armed Forces Service Members and Their Chaplains Open Recommendations
Rec. 6: The DoD OIG recommended that the Army Deputy Chief of Staff for Personnel, the Chief of Naval Personnel, and the Air Force Deputy Chief of Staff for Manpower, Personnel, and Services ensure that programs of instruction for commissioned and noncommissioned officers include the updated guidance regarding religious accommodations contained in Department of Defense Instruction 1300.17.
Rec. 7: The DoD OIG recommended that the Under Secretary of Defense for Personnel and Readiness, in coordination with the Office of Diversity Management and Equal Opportunity, the Service Military Equal Opportunity and Inspectors General Offices, and the Defense Privacy and Civil Liberties Division, develop a more efficient and effective means of gathering data in support of the mandated report to Congress detailing DoD civil liberties oversight efforts, including the data regarding the status of rights of conscience protections for service members.
07/06/2015 - Department of Defense Patriot Express Program Could Be More Cost-Effective for Overseas Permanent Change of Station and Temporary Duty Travel. Open Recommendations
Rec. 3.b: The DoD OIG recommended that the Commander of the Naval Supply Systems Command implement controls in the Defense Travel System to automatically route all travel orders for travel outside of the continental United States to transportation office personnel to check Patriot Express availability before booking commercial transportation.
Rec. 5: The DoD OIG recommended that the Marine Corps Logistics Plans, Policy, and Strategic Mobility Director, in coordination with the Commander of U.S. Transportation Command perform a review to determine the primary reasons why passengers do not show up for, or cancel, booked Patriot Express flights and implement any necessary changes to the program, such as developing cancellation guidelines, to minimize the burden of no-show passengers.
07/01/2015 - Department of Defense Navy's Contract/Vendor Pay Process Was Not Auditable Open Recommendations
Rec. 2: The DoD OIG recommended that the Assistant Secretary of the Navy (Financial Management and Comptroller) develop a process or system interface between Navy Enterprise Resource Planning and Wide Area Work Flow that provides timely processing of transactions and update the Department of the Navy's system business processes to ensure transactions are processed in compliance with the Statement of Federal Financial Accounting Standards 1.
06/30/2015 - Department of Justice Audit of the Federal Bureau of Investigation's Information Security Program Pursuant to the Federal Information Security Management Act Fiscal Year 2014 Open Recommendations
06/18/2015 - Department of Defense Assessment of the U.S. Theater Nuclear Planning Process (Full Report is Classified) Open Recommendations