OIG auditors evaluate FCC programs and operations to determine whether or not information is reliable; resources have been safeguarded; funds have been expended in a manner consistent with related laws, regulations, and policies; resources have been managed economically and efficiently; and desired program results have been achieved.
The OIG audit function has been structured to accomplish the following strategic objectives. An Audit Director has been assigned responsibility for each strategic objective.
- Strengthen the Commission's Financial Management Program
- Strengthen Commission Program Management Processes
- Strengthen the Commission's Information Systems (IS) Management Program
- Strengthen the Commission's Contracting Process
Financial Management Audits
- financial information is presented in accordance with established or stated criteria,
- the entity has adhered to specific financial compliance requirements, or
- the entity’s internal control structure over financial reporting or safeguarding assets is suitably designed and implemented to achieve objectives.
- the extent to which desired results or benefits established by the legislation or other authorizing body are being achieved,
- the effectiveness of organizations, programs, activities or functions, and
- whether the entity has complied with significant laws and regulations applicable to the program.
- The Universal Service Fund – The objective of our effort has been to prevent and detect fraud, waste and abuse in the Universal Service Program.
- The Commission’s Workplace Violence Program - The objective of our effort has been to examine all aspects of the Commission’s workplace violence program and make recommendations for program improvement.
Information Systems (IS) Audits
- information resource management;
- application development and modification;
- end-user and departmental computing;
- application data integrity;
- security; and
- contingency planning.