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NRC: Office of the Inspector General Semiannual Report to Congress (NUREG-1415, Vol. 13, No. 1)

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Manuscript Completed: November 2000
Date Published: November 2000
Reporting Period: April 1, 2000 – September 30, 2000

Office of the Inspector General
U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission
Washington, DC 20555

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Memorandum to the Chairman

On behalf of the Office of the Inspector General (OIG) for the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC), I am pleased to submit this Semiannual Report to the U.S. Congress. This report summarizes significant OIG activities during the period from April 1, 2000, through September 30, 2000, in compliance with Sections 4 and 5 of the Inspector General Act of 1978, as amended.

During this reporting period, our office completed 7 performance and financial audits and 3 special evaluations of the NRC's programs and operations. This work led the OIG to make several recommendations and suggestions to the NRC for program improvement. In addition, the OIG completed 23 investigations and 2 Event Inquiries, and made 38 referrals to NRC management for their action. Finally, the OIG analyzed 14 contract audit reports issued by the Defense Contract Audit Agency.

As detailed later in this report, the audit and investigative activities carried out during this period, together with other initiatives that are still in progress, have specifically addressed all 10 of the most serious management challenges facing the NRC, which the OIG identified to Congress in December 1999.

I want to take this opportunity to thank you, the Commissioners, NRC's senior managers, and the Congress for the support that the OIG has received during this reporting period. I also want to express my appreciation for the accomplishments of all OIG employees, and commend them for their continued professionalism, dedication, and willingness to accept new challenges.


Hubert T. Bell
Inspector General

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