From fiscal years 2011 through 2014, the Office of Inspector General issued 372 reports, most of which included recommendations for corrective actions or improvements in programs, operations, and management functions.
The Department often did not meet its established target milestones for implementing corrective actions and closing audit reports. Specifically, 88 percent of the 48 OIG reports closed in fiscal years 2011 through 2014 had not met the 1-year target date. In fact, 24 reports took more than 2 years to close, with 5 reports exceeding 5 years. Further, 292 of 458 recommendations closed and certified in the Departmental Audit Report Tracking System (DARTS) during the 4-year period were closed after the target closure date, and 27 of the 100 open recommendations in DARTS as of September 30, 2014, already exceeded the target closure date.