The Recovery Board encourages the public to report suspected fraud, waste, or abuse involving ARRA funds. All reports are closely reviewed, and if any warrant investigation, they are referred to the appropriate Inspector General.
From February 2009 to September 30, 2013, the Inspectors General have reported 4,407 complaints of wrongdoing associated with ARRA funds to the Recovery Board.
- 1,550 have triggered open investigations
- 1,111 cases were closed without action
In that time, the Inspectors General have also completed 3,005 reviews of activity involving ARRA 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 ARRA 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)