Justice OIG

Gao ID: AIMD-93-78R September 3, 1993

Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the offices of presidentially-appointed inspectors general and in particular the Department of Justice's (DOJ) Office of Inspector General's (OIG) management and operation. GAO found that: (1) OIG fulfills its responsibilities without interference from other DOJ agencies or top management; (2) OIG makes its own administrative decisions regarding personnel, procurements, information requests, work priorities, reports, investigation referrals, and recommendation implementation; (3) OIG work has improved DOJ financial management; (4) OIG officials plan to emphasize the importance of complete documentation, since some OIG case files are incomplete; and (5) DOJ and five other executive branch OIG have similar operational approaches to pursue sensitive or possible criminal investigations and routinely refer allegations involving administrative and personnel matters to the appropriate agency.

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