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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 Veterans Affairs OIG

Comprehensive Healthcare Inspection Program (virtual reviews) Reports VISN 5

This report will provide (1) a descriptive evaluation of Veterans Integrated Service Network facilities’ pandemic readiness and response as determined by recent Comprehensive Healthcare Inspection Program inspections.

Department of Veterans Affairs OIG

Review of VHA’s Telehealth Billing Practices for Community Care during the COVID-19 Pandemic

Management advisory memorandum detailing the growth of community telehealth claims and the associated risks.

Department of Veterans Affairs OIG

Comprehensive Healthcare Inspection Program (virtual reviews) Reports VISN 6 & 2

This report will provide (1) a descriptive evaluation of Veterans Integrated Service Network facilities’ pandemic readiness and response as determined by recent Comprehensive Healthcare Inspection Program inspections.
 

Department of Veterans Affairs OIG

Review of VHA Purchases and Management of Communication Devices Using COVID Supplemental Funding

To determine whether the purchase of iPad and iPhone devices by VHA's Office of Connected Care was adequately planned and managed and to ensure adequate management controls are in place to reduce the risk of loss and misuse of the devices.

Department of Veterans Affairs OIG

VHA’s COVID-19 Vaccine Planning and Implementation

This review will assess VHA’s response, readiness, implementation, and outcomes with the administration of the COVID-19 vaccines to employees and veterans. 
 

Department of Veterans Affairs OIG

Audit of Community Care Consults During COVID-19

The VA OIG is conducting this audit to determine the extent VHA billed veterans’ private health insurance for care provided through the community for conditions not related to military service. Revenue recovery from veterans’ private health insurance has been an ongoing concern. Three previous OIG reports highlighted internal control weaknesses leading to missed opportunities to bill and recover funds. 
 

Department of Justice OIG

Surveys of BOP Federal Prison Inmates

The OIG is conducting a survey of inmates in BOP-managed federal prisons regarding BOP's COVID-19 pandemic response.

Department of Justice OIG

Review Examining BOP’s Use of Home Confinement as a Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic

The Office of the Inspector General (OIG) has initiated a review of the Federal Bureau of Prisons’ (BOP) use of home confinement as a tool to mitigate the effect of the Novel Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) pandemic on the federal prison population.  The review will assess the BOP’s process for implementing the use of home confinement as authorized under the CARES Act, the process for its consideration of the eligibility criteria outlined in the Attorney General’s March 26 and April 3, 2020 memoranda, and the process by which BOP headquarters evaluated wardens’ recommendations that inmates who did not meet the Attorney General’s criteria be placed in home confinement.  The review will also select particular cases for examination to determine whether there were irregularities in the BOP’s processes.  If circumstances warrant, the OIG will consider including other issues that may arise during the course of the review.  The OIG is undertaking this review in response to requests from Members of Congress, and issues the OIG identified during the series of remote inspections it has conducted regarding the BOP’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Department of Justice OIG

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.