The Recovery Board encourages the public to report suspected fraud, waste, or abuse involving Recovery funds. All reports are closely reviewed, and if any warrant investigation, they are referred to the appropriate Inspector General.
From February 2009 to August 31, 2013, the Inspectors General have reported 4,388 complaints of wrongdoing associated with Recovery funds to the Recovery Board.
- 1,625 have triggered open investigations
- 1,097 cases were closed without action
In that time, the Inspectors General have also completed 2,975 reviews of activity involving Recovery funds, many of which have resulted in recommendations to the agencies for improving the management of these funds.
To ensure that legal and administrative requirements of Recovery programs are met, the Inspectors General offer training.
In addition , the Council of the Inspectors General on Integrity and Efficiency (CIGIE) conducts oversight of federal agencies' implementation of the Recovery Act. The most recent report is below.
CIGIE Report: Observations on Suspension and Debarment, Debunking Myths, and Suggested Practices for Offices of Inspectors General (PDF 271 KB)
Internet Access to Information on Office of Inspector General Oversight (PDF 224 KB)