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Department of Justice OIG

Office on Violence Against Women's Administration Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic

The OIG is conducting an audit of the Office on Violence Against Women’s Grant Administration due to the COVID-19 Pandemic.  The preliminary objectives are to assess: (1) the grant administration and monitoring during the pandemic and (2) the guidance and assistance provided to grant recipients for addressing any increased risks to effective program implementation and to violence against women.

Department of Labor OIG

The U.S. Department of Labor Complied with The Payment Integrity Information Act for FY 2020, but Reported Unemployment Insurance Information Did Not Represent Total Program Year Expenses

DOL's reported Unemployment Insurance improper payment rate of 9.17 percent is compliant with Payment Integrity Information Act of 2019, it is not representative of total unemployment expenses for program year 2020. This occurred for the following reasons: (1) DOL excluded CARES Act of 2020 because these unemployment payments were not in existence for more than 12 months, and (2) DOL received direction from Office of Management and Budget to utilize the results from the first three quarters of the program year. This allowed state workforce agencies to suspend work on improper payment sampling...

Department of Homeland Security OIG

FEMA Funeral Assistance for COVID-19

To determine how effective FEMA's policies, procedures, and internal controls are in providing proper oversight of its funeral assistance program for COVID-19. 

The team will review FEMA Policy FP104-009-03, FEMA Individual Assistance Program and Policy Guide (IAPPG) and analyze requirements pertaining to FEMA Funeral Assistance.  The team will also request, review, and analyze all updated policies, agreements, contracts, and SOPs in support of FEMA’s plan to execute COVID-19 Funeral Assistance which is scheduled to begin in April 2021. 

Railroad Retirement Board OIG

Audit of the Coronavirus Relief Benefit Payments and Internal Controls

The preliminary objectives of this audit cover the extended unemployment and sickness benefits that were appropriated through the CARES Act, CARWA, and ARPA to determine if (1) they were accurately expended, recorded, and reported and (2) internal controls were effective, including fraud controls.

Department of Labor OIG

Alert Memorandum: The Employment and Training Administration Needs to Issue Guidance to Ensure State Workforce Agencies Provide Requested Unemployment Insurance Data to the Office of Inspector General

Department of Homeland Security OIG

FEMA’s DRF Lost Wages Assistance to States and Territories

Determine to what extent FEMA ensured states and territories distributed supplemental state lost wage assistance from the Disaster Relief Fund (DRF) to eligible recipients.  The primary scope of our audit will be FEMA’s supplemental LWA program.  Specifically, the $44 billion states and territories distributed from FEMA’s DRF from August 1, 2020 through the week ending December 27, 2020.

Small Business Administration OIG

Evaluation of SBA’s Awards to Highlight Technologies LLC to Meet Emerging Needs Related to COVID-19

The Office of Inspector General will conduct an evaluation of SBA’s awards made to Highlight Technologies LLC to meet emerging needs related to impacts of COVID-19. Our project is part of a series of reviews of contracts SBA awarded to support CARES Act and other COVID-19 related legislation programs. Our objective is to determine if SBA issued the blanket purchase agreement and contract modifications in accordance with federal laws, regulations, and internal guidance.

Small Business Administration OIG

Small Business Administration’s Implementation of the Restaurant Revitalization Fund

The Office of Inspector General Audits Division will perform an evaluation of the Small Business Administration’s implementation of the Restaurant Revitalization Fund. Our objectives are to determine if SBA designed the program to (1) align with the American Rescue Plan Act requirements including whether designated groups were prioritized and (2) minimize the risk of financial loss.

U.S. Postal Service OIG

U.S. Postal Inspection Service Pandemic Response to Mail Fraud and Mail Theft

Our objective was to assess the Postal Inspection Service’s response to mail fraud and mail theft during the COVID-19 pandemic. After we began the audit, we received a congressional request from seven members of Congress asking us to identify what actions, if any, the Postal Inspection Service had taken to address the increase in mail theft during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Small Business Administration OIG

COVID-19 Economic Injury Disaster Loan and Advance Grant Recipients on the Department of Treasury's Do Not Pay List

The Office of Inspector General Audits Division will collaborate with the Department of Treasury's Do Not Pay team to perform an eligibility assessment of SBA's COVID-19 Economic Injury Disaster Loans (EIDL) program loan and advance grant applicants.  The objective of the review is to determine whether SBA implemented adequate administrative controls to prevent potential improper payments before the release of any federal funds.  The scope will generally cover EIDL loans and advance grants disbursed between March 2020 and November 2020.