Evaluation of Department of Defense Military Medical Treatment Facility Challenges During the Coronavirus Disease-2019 (COVID-19) Pandemic in Fiscal Year 2021
We plan to begin the subject evaluation in August 2021. The objective of this evaluation is to determine the challenges, concerns, and needs encountered by medical personnel working at DoD Military Medical Treatment Facilities (MTFs) during the COVID-19 pandemic. We may revise the objective as the evaluation proceeds, and we will also consider suggestions from management for additional or revised objectives.
FLETC, Glynco Training Center’s Actions to Prepare for and Manage COVID-19
Determine actions FLETC, Glynco Training Center has taken to prevent and mitigate the spread of COVID-19 among staff and students.
Audit of GSA’s Response to the Coronavirus Disease 2019: Assessment of Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning Systems in GSA-Controlled Facilities
Our audit objective is to determine whether GSA has implemented CDC recommendations and GSA policy to limit the airborne transmission of COVID-19 in GSA-controlled facilities by improving central air filtration in heating, ventilation and air conditioning systems.
Audit of FEMA’s Controls over Mission Assignments in Response to COVID-19
The objective is to determine to what extent FEMA develops and oversees mission assignments for COVID-19 in accordance with FEMA’s policies and procedures.
DHS Prioritization of Frontline and Mission-Critical Employees for COVID-19 Vaccines
- Evaluate how DHS determined employee status for placement into vaccine distribution priority groups and how, in conjunction with the Veterans Health Administration, DHS planned to triage and distribute available vaccine inventory and vaccinate frontline, mission-critical DHS staff
- Evaluate how DHS executed its plan.
Effects of Pandemic on Workforce and Operations: Litigation Component Surveys
The OIG is conducting two surveys to better understand the effects of the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic on the workforce, coordination efforts, and cases. One survey is of U.S. Attorneys Offices, the Executive Office of the U.S. Attorneys, Civil Division, Civil Rights Division, Criminal Division, National Security Division, Antitrust Division, Tax Division, and Environmental and Natural Resources Division. The second survey is specific to the Executive Office for Immigration Review because the OIG recognizes the distinct differences in EOIR's mission and responsibilities.
Audit of PBS’s Coronavirus Disease 2019 Communication and Cleaning Procedures
Our audit objectives are to determine whether PBS: 1) notified building occupants of confirmed COVID-19 cases, and 2) cleaned and disinfected impacted space in accordance with Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and PBS guidance in order to limit exposure and transmission or COVID-19 in buildings under its jurisdiction, custody, or control.
Remote Inspections of Facilities Housing Federal Bureau of Prisons Inmates during the COVID-19 Pandemic
The OIG is conducting a capstone review analyzing the findings of 15 published remote inspection reports of 16 facilities housing BOP inmates during the 2019 Novel Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) pandemic and remaining challenges for the BOP during the pandemic and beyond. These inspections assessed whether BOP-managed institutions, contract institutions, and contract Residential Reentry Centers complied with available guidance and best practices regarding preventing, managing, and containing potential COVID-19 outbreaks in correctional and residential reentry settings, and highlighted particular challenges faced by specific institutions. In addition to the three surveys the OIG conducted in 2020 regarding BOP’s COVID-19 pandemic response, the OIG is also conducting two additional surveys in 2021 – a second survey of BOP federal prison staff and a new survey of inmates.