information PROVIDED BY Inspectors general TO senators grassley and coburn
regarding oig independence, nonpublic closed investigations, etc.


On April 8, 2010, Senator Charles E. Grassley and Senator Tom Coburn contacted a number of Offices of Inspector General and asked for information on the independence necessary to carry out audits, evaluations and investigations.  Specifically, the Senators asked each OIG to:

 1. list and describe any instances when the Department resisted and/or objected to oversight activities and/or restricted our access to information for the period of October 1, 2008, to the present;

 2. provide a biannual report on all closed investigations, evaluations, and audits conducted by our office that were not disclosed to the public from January 1, 2009, through April 30, 2010;

 3. report whether any Federal official has threatened and/or otherwise attempted to impede our ability to communicate with Congress and whether that communication concerns the budget or any other matter; and

 4. provide a copy of the recommendations that have not been fully implemented, which we also provided to the Ranking Member of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform.

 Furthermore, the Senators also asked each OIG to update their response on a biennial basis.

 Most IG Offices responded promptly to the Senators.  Some responses from the following Inspector General offices are provided here.

Agency Responses:                                 Access files through links below - all files are PDF format

  All Grassley/Coburn responses in one PDF 100 MB
  AMTRAK-2 497 KB
  Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) 227 KB
  Corporation for National & Community Service (CNCS) 2.7 MB
  Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) 320 KB
  Department of Agriculture (USDA) 2 MB
  Department of Commerce 5.8 MB
  Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) 620 KB
  Department of Homeland Security (DHS) 4.8 MB
  Department of the Interior (DOI) 3 MB
  Department of Justice (DOJ) 1.3 MB
  Department of Labor (DOL) 2.1 MB
  Department of State and the Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG) 529 KB
  Department of Transportation (DOT) 1.5 MB
  Department of the Treasury 1.9 MB
  Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) 1.3 MB
  US Election Assistance Commission (EAC) 1.2 MB
  Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) 2.8 MB
  Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) 2.5 KB
  Farm Credit Administration (FCA) 758 KB
  Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) 29.2 MB
  Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) 1.3 MB
  Federal Labor Relations Authority (FLRA) 319 KB
  Federal Trade Commission (FTC) 626 KB
  Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System 686 KB
  General Services Administration (GSA) 8.7 MB
  Legal Services Corporation (LSC) 1.8 MB
  National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)
National Archives and Records Administration (NARA)
1.7 MB
1.7 MB
  National Credit Union Association (NCUA) 935 KB
  National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) 1.6 MB
  National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) 247 KB
  National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) 1.1 MB
  Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) 2.4 MB
  Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI) 624 KB
  Office of Personnel Management (OPM) 8.6 MB
  Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation (PBGC) 873 KB
  Peace Corps 2.5 MB
  Small Business Administration (SBA) 2.4 MB
  Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) 741 KB
  Securities and Exchange Commission-2 (SEC) 618 KB
  Special Inspector General for the Troubled Asset Relief Program (SIGTARP) 2.2 MB
  Social Security Administration (SSA) 1.2 MB
  Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) 14 MB
  Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration (TIGTA) 306 KB
  US Agency for International Development (USAID) 14.2 MB
  US International Trade Commission (USITC) 114 KB


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