Twice a year, the SSA OIG’s external relations staff—that’s us—produces a Semiannual Report to Congress (SARC, in OIG lingo). Every Federal OIG is required by law to produce a SARC, as a way of informing you about important audits and investigations we’ve conducted that will improve Social Security’s programs and prevent fraud. If you want to read more about the legal requirements for Federal inspectors general, you can go here.
We just published our most recent SARC, for the period October 1, 2011 through March 31, 2012. The report includes these highlights, among many others:
In the report, you can also find answers to many of our most frequently asked questions—like how many investigations we conduct, how many people we arrest, and how many audit reports we issue. This Blog is called “Beyond the Numbers,” but if you want numbers, we’ve got ‘em. Check out pages 11-13, 23, 28, and 29 for all the stats.
To read the full report, click here. And don’t forget to leave a comment for us below, giving feedback, or asking any questions you might have about the report.