2012 Audit Focus of DHHS Inspector General

2012 Audit Focus of DHHS Inspector General

Jan 19, 2012

From November’s Federal Grants News for Colleges and Universities: 

The Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) Office of the Inspector General (OIG) has posted its Fiscal 2012 Work Plan.  Here’s a brief summary of aspects of the plan that could have a bearing on UNH research.  The OIG plans to review:

  • Various grant programs of the Center for Disease Control, Health Resources and Services Administration, and Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration.
  • How universities are meeting cost-sharing commitments.
  • Specialized facilities (i.e., recharge centers).
  • “Extra service compensation” (additional pay).
  • Direct charging of administrative and clerical salaries.
  • ARRA awards.
  • Violations of the Bioterrorism Act, which governs registration, storage, and transfer of select agents and toxins.
  • Selected A-133 audits, for quality assurance purposes.

Although there is no knowing if or when UNH might be selected as a target for such reviews, it’s helpful to know the current focus areas of the OIG.  Please contact Tammy Goldberg at tammy.goldberg@unh.edu if you have any questions or concerns.

Source:   Federal Grants News, November 2011.

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