Inspector General's Office Releases Semiannual Report to Congress
- OIG agents closed more than 3,800 criminal investigations, resulting in more than 630 indictments and informations, 320 arrests, 670 criminal convictions (including pretrial diversions), and 50 civil judgments/civil monetary penalty (CMP) assessments.
- OIG auditors issued 50 reports and made recommendations on a wide variety of challenges facing the Agency, including reviews of SSA’s efforts to reduce the level of pending disability claims and the hearings backlog.
- OIG attorneys resolved 51 CMP cases that involved false statements, representations, or omissions made in connection with obtaining or retaining Social Security benefits or payments.
In the second half of FY 2011, OIG agents reported over $223 million in investigative accomplishments; OIG auditors identified more than $1.4 billion in questioned costs, and more than $1 billion in Federal funds that could be put to better use; and OIG attorneys imposed more than $2.1 million in penalties and assessments through the CMP program.
Inspector General Patrick P. O’Carroll, Jr, said, “I am proud of this office’s unwavering dedication to inspiring confidence in the integrity and security of SSA’s programs, as we strive to guard them against fraud, waste, and abuse.”
The SSA Office of the Inspector General is directly responsible for promoting economy, efficiency, and effectiveness in the administration of SSA programs and operations, and for preventing and detecting fraud, waste, abuse, and mismanagement in such programs and operations.
For more information, please contact the OIG's Office of External Relations at (410) 965-2671.