DHS’s Air Transportation of Individual, Family Unit and UC Migrants on Commercial Flight
To determine the extent to which DHS mitigates public safety risks while domestically transporting migrants on commercial flights. This audit will focus on DHS’ ability to mitigate risks while transporting individual, family units, or UC by air transportation within the United States. Specifically, the audit will determine the effectiveness of DHS’ ability to screen migrants prior to boarding a commercial flight. The audit team will focus on the use of ICE transportation contracts, coordination between CBP and HHS, and special screening procedures in place by Transportation Security Administration (TSA) since October 1, 2019.
Audit of the Office of Postsecondary Education’s Oversight of Higher Education Emergency Relief Grant Funds
The purpose of the audit is to determine whether the Office of Postsecondary Education (OPE) has an adequate process in place to ensure that grantees use Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF) grant funds appropriately and performance goals are met.
Follow‐up Inspection of COVID‐19 Economic Injury Disaster Loans (EIDL), Emergency EIDL Grants, And Targeted EIDL Advances to Ineligible Entities
The Office of Inspector General Audits Division will perform a Follow‐up Inspection of COVID‐19 Economic Injury Disaster Loans (EIDL), Emergency EIDL Grants, and Targeted EIDL Advances to determine whether SBA has internal controls in place to prevent ineligible entities, that were not in business on January 31, 2020, from receiving this federal assistance.
Alert Memo - COVID-19 – ETA Administration's Lack of UI Improper Payment Estimates for Temporary Programs
The CARES Act expanded UI benefits under the CARES Act. The CARES Act created major changes to existing UI coverage, including establishing 3 new & temporary key programs (PUA, PEUC, FPUC). This alert memo will focus on why ETA is not reporting an improper payment estimates for temporary programs.
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.
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.
HUD Communication to Homeowners Regarding COVID-19 Policies
HUD OIG is auditing HUD’s proactive communication to homeowners with FHA-insured single family mortgages. The CARES Act and various HUD guidance contain key information that is relevant for homeowners such as details about mortgage loan forbearance protections. Our objective is to assess HUD’s communication to homeowners through its website, joint website, and other proactive methods about protections, repayment options, loss mitigation options, and responsibilities related to COVID-19.
Audit of CARES Act and Continued Assistance Acts Impact on Non-Traditional Claimants
The CARES and Continued Assistance Acts expanded states’ ability to provide unemployment insurance for many workers impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, including for workers who were not ordinarily eligible for unemployment benefits, non traditional claimants. Our audit will determine if non traditional claimants received Unemployment Insurance benefits as intended under the CARES Act and the Continued Assistance Act.
Limited Scope Evaluation of SBA's Fraud Controls
The PRAC will evaluate whether fraud controls that SBA applied in phase III of the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) (and which are purportedly being applied in the SBA's new Restaurant Revitalization Fund program) would have likely detected known fraud that has been identified in PPP criminal cases.
SBA’s Controls Over COVID-19 EIDL Applications Submitted from Foreign IP Addresses
The Office of Inspector General Audits Division will conduct a review of SBA’s controls over COVID-19 Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) applications submitted from Foreign IP Addresses. Our objective is to assess SBA’s internal controls in place to flag and prevent potentially fraudulent applications for the COVID-19 EIDL program submitted to SBA from foreign IP addresses, which are not U.S. Territories.