United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission - Protecting People and the Environment

Office of the Inspector General Semiannual Report to Congress (NUREG-1415, Vol. 15, No. 1)

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Manuscript Completed: November 2002
Date Published: November 2002
Reporting Period: April 1, 2002 – September 30, 2002

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

Availability Notice

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, 2002, to September 30, 2002, in compliance with Sections 4 and 5 of the Inspector General Act of 1978, as amended.

During this reporting period, our office completed eight audits of NRC's programs and operations. This work led OIG to make a number of recommendations and suggestions to NRC for program improvement. In addition, OIG completed 28 investigations and made 21 referrals to NRC management. Finally, OIG analyzed 10 contract audit reports issued by the Defense Contract Audit Agency and one contract audit issued by the General Services Administration OIG. Overall, these analyses caused OIG to question $127,937 in costs. In addition, OIG classified $3,606,365 as unsupported costs.

I would like to express my appreciation for the ongoing support and interest of the Commission and the agency's senior staff. We look forward to continuing to work constructively with NRC's leaders and staff to further our common goal of ensuring the effectiveness, efficiency, and integrity of the programs that ultimately protect the health and safety of the public.

Sincerely,

Hubert T. Bell
Inspector General

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