This final report presents the results of OIG's audit of the effectiveness
of CDC in resolving issues of missing property and the adequacy of CDC's FY
1993 review of management controls over property. Our audit found that items
unaccounted for during CDC's FY 1992 inventory were unaccounted for in the FY
We recommended that CDC strengthen management controls over property by: (1) promptly resolving missing property; (2) performing reconciliations as required by HHS; (3) separating key duties within CDC property management functions to maintain an adequate system of checks and balances; (4) conducting a management control review of property management which fully complies with standards; and (5) establishing and promoting the use of a hotline for the anonymous referral of information on property at risk. The Public Health Service generally concurred with our recommendations.