(Office of Inspector General) Senate Rpt.107-222 VA-HUD Appropriations Bill 2003


Source: Senate Rpt.107-222 - DEPARTMENTS OF VETERANS AFFAIRS AND HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT, AND INDEPENDENT AGENCIES APPROPRIATIONS BILL, 2003

OFFICE OF INSPECTOR GENERAL

  • Appropriations, 2002 - $23,700,000
  • Budget estimate, 2003 - 24,600,000
  • Committee recommendation - 24,600,000

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

The Office of Inspector General was established by the Inspector General Act of 1978. The Office is responsible for providing agencywide audit and investigative functions to identify and correct management and administrative deficiencies which create conditions for existing or potential instances of fraud, waste, and mismanagement.

COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

The Committee recommends $24,600,000 for fiscal year 2003, the same as the President's budget request. The Committee commends the NASA IG's diligence in addressing issues of fraud and abuse. Administrative Provisions

The Committee recommendation includes a series of provisions, proposed by the administration, which are largely technical in nature, concerning the availability of funds. These provisions have been carried largely, in prior-year appropriation acts.

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