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2013 OIG Audits, Evaluations, and Reviews

To improve FMC management and effectiveness, the OIG conducts audits, evaluations and reviews of agency programs and activities. In general, these activities involve an examination and analysis of FMC bureaus or offices, programs, or operations.

Current Reports

Report No. Report Title
A13-01 Audit of FMC’s Transit Benefit Program
A13-02 Evaluation of the FMC's FY 2012 Privacy and Data Protection
A13-03 Evaluation of the FMC’s Compliance with the Federal Information Security Management Act FY 2012
A13-04 Independent Auditor’s Report of FMC’s FY 2012 Financial Statements
A13-04A FY 2012 Financial Statement Management Letter

Previous Reports


Audit, Evaluation, and Review Process
The auditor may review analyze, and verify agency records and obtain information by interviews, questionnaires, and physical inspections.

This process includes these steps:

  1. Written notification followed by an entrance meeting with FMC managers before the audit begins
  2. Audit fieldwork
  3. An exit meeting with management to discuss the audit results
  4. A draft audit report to FMC management for comment
  5. A final audit report presenting the results of the audit along with applicable findings and recommendations
  6. A management decision after an evaluation of the audit findings and recommendations
  7. The final action taken to resolve the audit findings and recommendations

Audits are selected based on a number of factors, including:

  • Statutory requirements
  • Importance of the activity on Agency mission and strategic objectives
  • Agency staff comments regarding observed weaknesses perceived vulnerabilities or inefficiencies
  • Complaints from individuals outside the agency, including Congress, the media, and the public

The OIG performs its audits and evaluations in accordance with Government Auditing Standards.

Duty to Cooperate with the OIG Auditor
FMC employees have a duty to cooperate in audits conducted by the OIG and to respond to questions asked by an OIG auditor.

Employee Rights -- Protection from Reprisal or Retaliation
Per the Inspector General Act of 1978, as amended and the Whistleblower Protection Act, 5 U.S.C. § 2302(b)(8)), no one may retaliate, or seek revenge against an employee or engage in any act of reprisal based upon the employee complaining to or cooperating with the OIG.

Final audit reports are generally provided to the Commission and management officials responsible for implementing the audit. All OIG audits, evaluations, and inspections are posted on the OIG's webpage and can be downloaded. If you wish to receive electronic or hard copies of OIG reports when they are issued, please send a request to and be sure to provide us with your email address. 

Contact Information

Contact Information

IG Hotline: 202-523-5865

Phone: 202-523-5863

Fax: 202-566-0043


Due to the federal government shutdown, the FMC's website may not be up to date after January 22, 2018. Applications and databases will not be available and links may not function properly. No transactions or filings will be accepted until appropriations legislation is enacted and the federal government reopens.