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Department of Health and Human Services

Office of Inspector General -- AUDIT

Audit of the Health Resources and Services Administration's Controls Over Outside Activities, Financial Disclosure, Appointment of Staff Fellows and Expert Consultants, and Travel, A-03-01-00351

February 20, 2002


Complete Text of Report is available in PDF format (746 KB). Copies can also be obtained by contacting the Office of Public Affairs at 202-619-1343.


EXECUTIVE SUMMARY:

The objective of this audit was to determine if adequate controls existed to ensure that Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) adhered to regulations and policies regarding outside activities, financial disclosure, appointment of staff fellows and expert consultants, and travel.  Our review and testing of HRSA's internal controls revealed no evidence of substantive violations of ethics or travel policies.  However, we did identify technical lapses related to the timeliness and completeness of certain forms and inappropriate policy regarding the supervisory approval chain for travel.  HRSA officials took corrective action in some areas, and planned to take corrective action in accordance with our recommendations in the remaining areas.