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Department of Health and Human Services

Office of Inspector General -- AUDIT

"Review of the Miami, Florida Office of Refugee Resettlement," (A-04-94-00075)

July 12, 1994

Complete Text of Report is available in PDF format (588 kb). Copies can also be obtained by contacting the Office of Public Affairs at 202-619-1343.


This report points out that the functions previously performed by the Miami Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR) are now performed by the State refugee agency. Further, the Miami office maintains obsolete refugee information and disseminates incorrect information on the refugee status of individuals which is causing erroneous payments to be made. Moreover, the Miami staff is not responsible for any of ORR's priority functions of monitoring, oversight or technical assistance and has limited contact with the State refugee agency. In line with our concerns, officials of the Administration for Children and Families (ACF) have initiated action to close the Miami office. We are recommending that those resources be used to further improve ACF's monitoring, oversight and technical assistance of its programs.