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U.S. Postal Service OIG

Customer Perceptions of the U.S. Postal Service During the COVID-19 Pandemic

The OIG conducted a nationally representative survey to understand the ways the COVID-19 pandemic may have altered customer perceptions of the Postal Service and their habits around mail and other postal-related activities. The OIG found that Americans continued to hold favorable views of the Postal Service during the pandemic, underscoring the important role USPS plays for the nation. During the pandemic, the core ways customers interacted with the Postal Service were through mail receipt, post office visits, and delivery of online orders. Nearly 70 percent of survey respondents reported...

Small Business Administration OIG

Management Alert Serious Concerns About SBA’s Control Environment and the Tracking of Performance Results in the Shuttered Venue Operators Grant Program

The Office of Inspector General (OIG) is issuing this Management Alert regarding serious concerns with the control environment and the tracking of performance results in the Shuttered Venue Operators Grant (SVOG) program requiring immediate attention and action. SBA should take immediate action to reduce or eliminate risks by strengthening existing controls and implementing internal controls to address potential misuse of federal funds. Strong controls will ensure the SVOG program can effectively help eligible small business owners and entities that have suffered economic injury because of the...

Social Security Administration OIG

The Social Security Administration's Telephone Services During June 2020

We issued this to review the Social Security Administration’s telephone services during the COVID-19 pandemic, specifically during June 2020.

Department of Veterans Affairs OIG

Review of Community-Based Outpatient Clinics Closed Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic

The VA Office of Inspector General (OIG) reviewed community-based outpatient clinic (CBOC) closures that occurred due to the COVID-19 pandemic to evaluate the impact on patient care. The OIG virtually interviewed Veterans Health Administration (VHA) staff at 140 facilities that oversaw the 1,031 CBOCs that were operational prior to the World Health Organization’s pandemic declaration. Of these CBOCs, 173 were closed to face-to-face visits on or after February 1, 2020. Reasons for closure fell into four categories including (a) safety of patients and staff, (b) need for consolidation of...

National Aeronautics and Space Administration OIG

COVID-19 Impacts on NASA’s Major Programs and Projects

This snapshot presents a summary of pandemic-related impacts to 30 of the Agency's major programs and projects at the end of fiscal year 2020 with an estimated impact of approximately $1.6 billion of the $3 billion total in COVID impact reported by NASA.

Department of the Treasury's Office of Inspector General

Interim Audit Update – Air Carrier and Contractor Certifications for Payroll Support Program

National Science Foundation OIG

Performance Audit of the Implementation of OMB COVID-19 Flexibilities – University of Kentucky Research Foundation