FY 2006 was a year of both accomplishment and challenge for the Office of Inspector General. The following pages summarize OIG results in addressing its FY 2006 performance goals, as well as key accomplishments.
|Strategic Goal (SG)
Performance Goal (PG)
|Measure||FY 2006 Target||FY 2006 Actual||% Above or Below Target|
|SG1: The Department and the BBG effectively, efficiently, and economically, advance the foreign policy interests of the United States|
|PG1: Improve the operations of overseas missions, domestic bureaus, and international broadcasting activities||Missions and bureaus inspected||31||32||3%|
|Reports issued on systemic/ regional/policy issues and programs||12||10||-17%|
|Recs. resolved within 6 months||80%||65%||-19%|
|Significant recs. resolved within 6 months||80%||47%||-41%|
|SG2: The Department and the BBG adequately protect the people, information, and facilities under their control in the United States and abroad|
|PG1: Assess security for personnel, facilities and information||Reports issued on security programs||14||21||50%|
|Recs. resolved within 6 months||80%||68%||-15%|
|Significant recs. resolved within 6 months||80%||71%||-11%|
|SG3: The Department and the BBG have the necessary systems and controls to meet legal and operational requirements|
|PG1: Identify vulnerabilities in financial and administrative support programs||Reports issued on programs reviewed||24||33||38%|
|Recs. resolved within 9 months||80%||70%||-13%|
|Significant recs. resolved within 9 months||85%||80%||-6%|
|PG2: Evaluate progress in addressing priority issues||Major management challenges addressed in OIG reports||80%||100%||25%|
|SG4: The Department and the BBG ensure accountability and eliminate fraud, waste, abuse, and mismanagement in programs and operations|
|PG1: Identify potential monetary and nonmonetary benefits and improve the efficiency of operations and compliance with applicable contracts and grants||Return on Investment for audits||$1.20||$2.06||72%|
|Value of cost savings, efficiencies, recoveries, and fines||$8.5
|PG2: Promote professional and ethical conduct and accountability; and investigate fraud, waste, abuse, and mismanagement||Activities focused on key vulnerabilities||28||37||32%|
|INV reports issued within 6 months||70%||86%||23%|
|Investigations focused on management challenges||65%||100%||54%|
|Percent of complaints—not investigated by OIG—referred within 21 days||85%||69%||-19%|
|Management and Organizational Excellence|
|Ensure employees have professional skills and expertise necessary to fulfill OIG mission and goals||Percent of staff completing required leadership training||80%||84%||5%|
|Continuously improve OIG products and processes for maximum impact in meeting customer needs||Average days to issue inspection reports and program reviews||180||171||5%|
|Average days to issue audit reports||215||234||-9%|
Overall, OIG achieved 55 percent of its FY 2006 performance targets. Results on return on investment for audits and cost efficiencies exceeded targets by nearly 72 percent and 270 percent respectively. Other targets fell short by as much as 41 percent. The performance shortfalls experienced in FY 2006 were primarily the result of funding and staffing shortages that reduced OIG's ability to travel and to staff positions responsible for addressing compliance with OIG recommendations. An expected increase in FY 2007 funding, along with aggressive new recruitment and retention efforts, should enable OIG to better meet its future targets and to achieve those not met in FY 2006.
During FY 2006, OIG findings and recommendations prompted actions taken by the Department and BBG that produced significant results. These results included improvements in verification procedures and quality controls to ensure that only American citizens received U.S. passports; in the protection of classified information and materials; and in the integrity, accuracy, and reliability of financial management and other information systems. OIG audit and investigative activities also improved accountability for Department employees, contractors, and grantees; identified potential cost benefits; and reduced fraud and other violations of law and regulation. Highlights of some of our most important results are shown below by strategic goal.
|SG1: Foreign Policy|
|SG3: Financial Management and Administrative Support|
OIG strategic goals were supported by an FY 2006 budget of $29.65 million. Budget constraints and recruitment problems limited OIG's on-board staffing to 182 employees as of the end of FY 2006. Allocations of resources to OIG's strategic goals are summarized below.
An expanded version of OIG's FY 2006 Program Performance Report can be found online at http://oig.state.gov/lbry/pubs/.