“During this reporting period, the OIG issued 11 audit and other reports with 39 recommendations for corrective action. These reports identified $13 million in funds that could be put to better use. Among our many significant findings, we reported the following:
- The Office of Workers’ Compensation Programs (OWCP) policy on opioids was too permissive, and OWCP needs to develop sufficient controls to mitigate the risk of opioid addiction.
- The Mine Safety and Health Administration’s Civil Monetary Penalties program did not demonstrate that it deterred unsafe mine operations, and there was no correlation between penalties paid and the safety of mine operations.
- The Employment and Training Administration did not provide reasonable assurance that Technical Skills Training grantees delivered training that resulted in participants’ obtaining and retaining jobs in H-1B occupations.
- The Job Corps program lacks the necessary controls, including oversight, to prevent, detect, and mitigate cheating in high school programs.
- DOL lacks procedures for identifying, managing, and preserving electronic messages as federal records of official activities…”
Source: Semiannual Report to Congress – December 2, 2019. Oversight.gov.