Federal Inspectors General (IGs) are tasked with determining whether Recovery funds are being awarded and spent appropriately and efficiently. IGs have been regularly auditing and investigating their respective agency’s Recovery programs, processes, and actions since the Recovery Act was passed in February 2009 and the reports on their findings are posted on Recovery.gov. Sometimes IGs respond to complaints or allegations involving a particular Recovery project or program; in other instances, IGs examine projects or programs that have been determined to have a potentially high risk of fraud, waste, or abuse.
Many reports conclude with recommendations for improving, enhancing, or, in some cases, correcting or redressing concerns arising from the review or audit. For instance, when the Department of Energy IG identified $110,000 of questionable costs claimed by the recipient of a Recovery geothermal technologies grant, the final report issued in March 2011 recommended that the agency recoup those funds. DOE officials did so.
View all IG reports or see reports listed by individual agency or funding category on the Offices of Inspectors General page. Some reports recently posted:
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