July 7, 1999
The U.S. Department of Energy's Audit Follow-up Process
Audit follow-up is an integral part of good management. According to Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Circular A-50, corrective action taken by Departmental officials on audit findings and recommendations is essential to improving the effectiveness and efficiency of Government operations. Over the past several years, the Office of Inspector General (OIG) has issued reports addressing a variety of Departmental challenges. Management is responsible for taking prompt and effective corrective action on those issues where Departmental concurrence has been obtained. The objective of this audit was to determine if the Department has made progress in correcting weaknesses previously disclosed through audit.