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Audit Report: IG-0840

September 23, 2010

The Department of Energy's Audit Resolution and Follow-up Process

The Department of Energy's audit resolution and follow-up process provides an important mechanism for assisting management in improving the performance of the Department and its programs. Over the last 5 years, the Office of Inspector General (OIG) has completed over 350 audits, which included recommendations for corrective actions or improvements in programs, operations, and management functions. Ensuring that these recommendations are addressed and resolved timely is a critical component of the audit process. With this goal in mind, Department Order 224.3, Audit Resolution and Followup Program, generally requires that audit reports and all associated recommendations be closed within one year and that management officials certify that corrective actions have been completed and that they are effective prior to closure.

Topic: Management & Administration