IG’s report to Congress

In its twice-a-year report to Congress, this one covering the final six months of Fiscal Year 2015, the Department of Energy’s Office of Inspector General said it had issued 33 reporters during that period (29 audit and four inspection reports). According to the IG’s analysis, the work resulted in $4.6 million being “put to better use,” with $30.2 million recovered via fines, settlements or recoveries.

The IG also said the office’s work resulted in nine criminal convictions, 12 suspensions and debarments, and 28 “civil and administrative actions.” There were reported to be 671 hotline contacts.

The “return on investment” was $8.29, which the IG said was “calculated based on the annual appropriations divided into our monetary accomplishments for the fiscal year.”

The report also provides summaries of the reports, etc.

Also of note is the report to Congress was the final one by outgoing IG Greg Friedman, who retired in early October.

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