COVID-19: Audit of States’ Information Technology Systems Capability in Processing Unemployment Insurance Claims
Audit of the Criminal Division's and the Executive Office of the U.S. Attorneys' Management and Coordination of Pandemic-related Fraud Allegations and Referrals
The Office of the Inspector General initiated an audit to examine the Criminal Division's and the Executive Office of the U.S. Attorneys' management and coordination of pandemic-related fraud allegations and referrals.
Audit of DOL and States’ Efforts to Detect and Recover Improper Payments for Programs Authorized by the Unemployment Insurance (UI) Provisions of CARES Act and Continued Assistance Act
The objective of this audit engagement is to determine if DOL ensured states had adequate controls to detect, prevent and recover UI improper payments under the Cares Act, and the Continued Assistance Act.
Use of States' Immunization Information Systems To Monitor COVID-19 Vaccinations
Immunization Information Systems (IISs) play an integral role in monitoring vaccine uptake in the population and meeting vaccination goals. While the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and other stakeholders have long invested significant efforts to establish plans and standards to guide improvements in IISs, State, and local jurisdictions have often struggled to make these improvements. CDC's work to collect and share data on COVID-19 vaccinations relies heavily on State and local IISs working with Federal systems, but the preexisting limitations of these systems pose challenges for CDC's goal of comprehensive immunization data being made available for clinical and public health uses. This study will examine State and Federal experiences using these systems to collect, share, and monitor data on COVID-19 vaccinations, and identify lessons learned that can improve vaccination data and monitoring for future mass vaccination campaigns as well as routine vaccination programs.
Audit of Health Resources and Services Administration's COVID-19 Supplemental Grant Funding for Health Centers
The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) awarded nearly $2 billion in supplemental grant funding to 1,387 health centers nationwide in fiscal year (FY) 2020 to respond to the COVID-19 public health emergency. The funding was intended to support the health centers' activities related to the detection, prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of COVID-19, including maintaining or increasing health center capacity and staffing levels during the pandemic, and expanding COVID-19 testing. The performance period for each of these one-time supplemental grant awards, which HRSA began awarding in March 2020, is 12 months. Health centers were permitted to charge to their awards pre-award costs in order to support expenses related to the COVID-19 public health emergency dating back to January 20, 2020. We will determine whether health centers used their HRSA COVID-19 supplemental grant funding in accordance with Federal requirements and grant terms.
The COVID-19 Assistance Information Systems Security Controls
The Office of Inspector General, Audits Division will conduct an evaluation of the COVID-19 assistance information systems security controls. Our objective is to determine what internal controls the organization designed to address third-party contractor system cybersecurity risks caused by COVID-related economic relief transactions.
New York City is a top global destination for visitors drawn to its museums, entertainment, restaurants and commerce. The City is also host to conventions and trade shows, and major athletic events such as the New York City Marathon and the U.S. Open. The industry experienced strong growth in employment and wages in the decade preceding 2020. OSC estimates the industry lost nearly a
third of its employment in 2020. Visitors and their spending are not projected to reach pre-pandemic levels before 2025. Employment is unlikely to rebound fully before visitor spending.
Inspection of SBA’s Implementation of the Shuttered Venues Operators Grants Program
The Office of Inspector General Audits Division will conduct an inspection of SBA’s implementation of the Shuttered Venues Operators Grants Program. Our objective is to assess whether SBA implemented the Shuttered Venues Operators Grant program with sufficient controls to ensure applicant compliance with the eligibility requirements in the Economic Aid to Hard-Hit Small Businesses, Nonprofits, and Venues Act.
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.
SBA’s Handling of Potentially Fraudulent Paycheck Protection Program Loans
Inspection Notification: SBA’s Handling of Potentially Fraudulent Paycheck Protection Program Loans