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U.S. Agency for International Development OIG

Oversight of Overseas Contingency Operations

As required by section 8L of the Inspector General Act of 1978, as amended, the Inspectors General for the Department of Defense, Department of State, and USAID work together to report quarterly to Congress on every overseas contingency operation’s progress and corresponding oversight activities.  Starting in the second quarter of fiscal year 2020, these quarterly reports include reporting on the COVID-19 outbreaks in Afghanistan, Syria, Iraq, and the Philippines, as well as the U.S. government response to them.
Defense Intelligence Agency OIG

Evaluation of DIA’s Implementation of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act

In accordance with the CARES Act, Section 3610, “Federal Contractor Authority,” March 27, 2020 we will evaluate DIA’s implementation of Section 3610. Our objective is to determine whether DIA’s contractor reimbursements were appropriate and governed by policies and procedures that met the Act’s requirements.
Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration

Audit of American Samoa's Uses of Coronavirus Relief Fund Payment

The objective is to assess whether American Samoa used Coronavirus Relief Fund payment proceeds in accordance with 601(d) of the Social Security Act, as amended, (42 U.S.C. 801(d)), Treasury's Coronavirus Relief Guidance For State, Territorial, Local, and Tribal Governments, and Treasury's Coronavirus Relief Fund Frequently Asked Questions. 
Department of Health & Human Services OIG

End Stage Renal Disease Networks' Responsibilities During COVID-19

CDC has stated that beneficiaries with serious underlying medical conditions, such as end stage renal Disease (ESRD), are at higher risk for severe illness from COVID-19. As per the CDC, prompt detection, triage, and isolation of potentially infectious patients are essential to prevent unnecessary exposures among patients and health care personnel at dialysis facilities. ESRD treatment facilities are organized into groups called Networks. Network Organizations under CMS contracts develop relationships with dialysis professionals, providers, and patients, and create a collaborative environment to improve patient care. The Network Organizations' contracts include statutory responsibilities and quality improvement activities that could be important in protecting ESRD beneficiaries during the COVID-19 pandemic. In addition to Network Organizations, the ESRD National Coordinating Center (NCC) supports and coordinates activities for the ESRD program on a national level. We will interview Network Organizations, NCC, and CMS officials to identify the actions Network Organizations are taking to aid dialysis clinics and patients in response to COVID-19 and keep CMS abreast of quality-of-care issues resulting from COVID-19.
Department of Health & Human Services OIG

Audit of Indian Health Service's Coverage of COVID-19 Testing

The Families First Coronavirus Response Act provided $64 million in additional resources for COVID-19 response activities through the Indian Health Service (IHS) and requires coverage, without cost-sharing, for COVID-19 testing for American Indians/Alaska Natives, who receive health services. The Paycheck Protection Program and Health Care Enhancement Act provided $750 million for COVID-19 testing and testing-related services through IHS. From these two Acts, funding for COVID-19 testing to urban Indian organizations total $53 million and funding to IHS Federal health programs and Tribal health programs total $611 million. We will audit IHS's allocation and utilization of funding to urban Indian organizations, IHS Federal health programs and Tribal health programs. Specifically, our objectives will be to determine whether: (1) IHS allocated the COVID-19 funds to ensure that testing supplies were available to meet community needs, and (2) COVID-19 funds were used by IHS and grantees for testing, including other testing-related services, in accordance with Federal requirements.
Department of Health & Human Services OIG

Audit of HHS's Awarding of Ventilator Production Contracts Under the Defense Production Act in Response to COVID-19

To address the COVID-19 pandemic, the President used his authority under the Defense Production Act of 1950 to direct the Department of Health and Human Services to facilitate the supply of materials for the production of ventilators. In response, the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR) awarded 10 contracts totaling more than $2.9 billion to supply more than 187,000 ventilators for the Strategic National Stockpile by the end of 2020. This work will focus on the top five highest dollar value contracts awarded by ASPR for supplying these ventilators. We plan to determine whether ASPR's awarding and monitoring of these contracts complied with Federal requirements and HHS policies and procedures.
Department of Defense OIG

Evaluation of the Armed Forces Retirement Home Response to the Coronavirus Disease–2019 Pandemic

We plan to begin the subject evaluation in August 2020. The objective of this evaluation is to determine whether the Armed Forces Retirement Home protected the residents, staff, and medical professionals from coronavirus disease–2019 exposure in accordance with Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, State, and local health and safety guidance. We may revise the objective as the evaluation proceeds, and we will consider suggestions from management for additional or revised objectives.  
U.S. Postal Service OIG

Mail Service During COVID-19 Pandemic

  Our objective is to assess the financial impact of the pandemic on the Postal Service’s liquidity and financial projections, costs, and cost attribution.
National Science Foundation OIG

Review of NSF’s Strategy for Identifying and Responding to Risks and Impacts of COVID-19

The objective of this engagement is to review NSF’s high-level strategy for identifying and responding to risks and impacts of COVID-19 on both the agency and its recipients.
Department of Labor OIG

Audit of DOL and States Implementation of CARES Act Unemployment Insurance Provisions