Office of the Inspector General Semiannual Report to Congress (NUREG-1415, Vol. 12, No. 2)
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Manuscript Completed: April 2000
Date Published: April 2000
Reporting Period: October 1, 1999 – March 31, 2000
Office of Inspector General
U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission
Washington, DC 20555-0001
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 October 1, 1999, through March 31, 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 1 special evaluation 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 22 investigations and 1 Event Inquiry, and made 55 referrals to NRC management. Finally, the OIG analyzed 23 contract audit reports issued by the Defense Contract Audit Agency. Overall, these analyses caused the OIG to question $113,637 in costs.
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 9 of the 10 most serious management challenges facing the NRC, which the OIG identified to Congress in December 1999.
As always, I am proud and appreciative of the work and accomplishments of the NRC’s OIG staff, as presented in this semiannual report. I look forward to continuing our professional and productive relationship with the NRC as we continue our pursuit of excellence to ensure the highest degree of integrity and success in government during the year 2000 and beyond.
Hubert T. Bell