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					                                                                                OIG Recovery Act Plan Overview
                                        OIG Name: U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Inspector General


                                                   The primary objective of the Office of Inspector General's oversight strategy involves the implementation of a review, evaluation, and investigation protocol
                     OIG Broad Recovery Act Goals: designed to assist the Department of Energy in: (1) maximizing the performance and effectiveness of activities related to the Recovery Act; (2) preventing and
                                                   detecting the fraudulent misuse of Recovery Act funds; and (3) identifying opportunities for cost savings in Recovery Act-related programs.

                                                Since the passage of the Recovery Act, the Office of Inspector General has initiated an aggressive schedule to provide targeted fraud awareness briefings to
                                                Departmental operations that are most vulnerable to fraud involving Recovery Act funds. These briefings serve to heighten awareness of fraud indicators and to
         OIG Broad Outreach Recovery Act Goals:
                                                discuss anticipated fraud schemes. Provided to groups of Federal employees, contractor officials, and fund recipients, these briefings serve as an invaluable
                                                educational tool and aid significantly in preventing fraud, waste, and abuse.

                                                The Office of Inspector General is taking a number of actions to alert Department officials of risks and recommend cost effective controls to help prevent fraud,
                                                waste, and abuse; and ensure program goals are achieved and stimulus funds are accurately tracked and reported. As part of that strategy, the Office of
      OIG Recovery Act Risk Assessment Process: Inspector General has developed a risk-based oversight approach that includes, among other things, evaluations of internal controls over funds management,
                                                examining the use of funds through transaction testing, reviewing Department developed metrics, initiating expanded whistleblower protection programs, and
                                                refining fraud awareness activities.

                         OIG Recovery Act Funds: $15,000,000
      Expiration Date of OIG Recovery Act Funds: 2012
           FY 2009 OIG Non-Recovery Act Funds: $51,927,000

      Number of OIG Planned Recovery Act Hires: 9 (in FY 2009)

       OIG Recovery Act Funds to be Allocated to
                                                 Yes
                                      Contracts:
                                                 The Office of Inspector General plans to award a mix of task order and fixed-price contracts to conduct transaction testing of Recovery Act funds used at the
              Purpose of Recovery Act Contracts:
                                                 recipient level.
     Types of Recovery Act Contracts Awarded to
                                                 None awarded to date
                                           Date:

     Link to OIG FY 2009 Recovery Act Work Plan: http://www.ig.energy.gov/documents/Stimulus_Strategy_Overview.pdf




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                                                                                                          OIG FY 2009 Recovery Act Work Plan

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Expected    Expected
                                                            Type of Review        Entity Performing
                                      Agency Recovery Act                                                                                                                                                                                 Quarter in Quarter in Expected
                                                           (Administrative / Review (OIG Staff,
    Agency      Program Area           Funds Associated                                                     Project Title                          Background                                            Objective                         Which     which Final Number of
                                                          Financial, Eligibility,    Contractor,
                                        w/Program Area                                                                                                                                                                                    Work will Report will   Reports
                                                          Performance, Other)           Other)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Start     be Issued

                                                                                                                              Under the ARRA, grantees will receive funding for
                                                                                                                                                                                To determine whether grantees have adequate
                                                              Administrative/                         Audit of Weatherization energy-related improvements to homes and to
    Energy      Weatherization                $5B                                    OIG Staff                                                                                  resources, infrastructure, and internal controls to       Q4 FY2009    Q1 FY2010             1
                                                                Financial                             Program                 educate residents about energy conservation. Up
                                                                                                                                                                                assure that the goals of the ARRA will be met.
                                                                                                                              to 20% can be used for training.

                                                                                                                                Under the ARRA, grantees will receive funding to     To determine whether grantees have the
                                                              Administrative/                         Audit of State Energy     address energy priorities and program funding to     adequate resources, infrastructure, and internal
    Energy       State Energy                $3.1B                                   OIG Staff                                                                                                                                            Q4 FY2009    Q1 FY2010             1
                                                                Financial                             Program                   deploy emerging renewable energy and energy          controls to assure that the goals of the ARRA will
                                                                                                                                efficiency technologies.                             be met.

                                                                                                                                Under the ARRA, grantees will receive funding
                                                                                                      Audit of Energy                                                                To determine whether grantees have the
               Energy Efficiency                                                                                                through Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block
                                                              Administrative/                         Efficiency and                                                                 adequate resources, infrastructure, and internal
    Energy     and Conservation              $3.2B                                   OIG Staff                                  Grants to develop and implement projects to                                                               Q4 FY2009    Q2 FY2010             1
                                                                Financial                             Conservation Block                                                             controls to assure that the goals of the ARRA will
                 Block Grants                                                                                                   improve energy efficiency and reduce energy use
                                                                                                      Grant Program                                                                  be met.
                                                                                                                                and fossil fuel emissions in their communities.
                                                                                                                                The Department of Energy will use ARRA funds to      To determine whether the Department and its
                                                              Administrative/                         Planning and Execution    accelerate environmental cleanup projects at its     contractors have established effective controls
                Environmental
    Energy                                    $6 B               Financial           OIG Staff        of Cleanup Pojects with   facilities. Existing cleanup contracts will be       over the use of ARRA funds to achieve accelerated Q4 FY2009       Q2 FY2010             2
                   Cleanup
                                                               Performance                            ARRA Funds                modified to provide for the additional work.         environmental cleanup goals.


                                                                                                                                $6 billion in ARRA funds were appropriated to
                                                                                                                                                                                     To determine whether the Office of
                   Office of                                                                                                    clean up contamination resulting from Cold War
                                                              Administrative/                         EM Implementation of                                                           Environmental Management has developed an
    Energy      Environmental                 $6 B                                   OIG Staff                                  manufacturing activities. The infusion of these                                                           Q2 FY2009    Q1 FY2010             1
                                                                Financial                             ARRA                                                                           effective approach for achieving the goals and
                 Management                                                                                                     funds, combined with the requirement to control
                                                                                                                                                                                     objectives of the Recovery Act.
                                                                                                                                them, could strain exisiting resources.

                                                                                                                                The Office of Science received $1.6 billion in ARRA To determine whether the Office of Science has
                                                              Administrative/                         SC Implementation of
    Energy     Office of Science             $1.6 B                                  OIG Staff                                  funds to assist in spurring technological advances developed an effective approach for achieving the Q2 FY2009         Q1 FY2010             1
                                                                Financial                             ARRA
                                                                                                                                and invest in environmental protection.             goals and objectives of the Recovery Act.
                                                                                                                                                                                     To determine whether the Department is ensuring
                                                                                                      DOE's Efforts to Meet     OMB requires that ARRA funds are clearly             that funds provided by the Recovery Act are
                                                              Administrative/                         Accountability and        distinguishable from non-ARRA funds.                 appropriately tracked and transparent to the
    Energy             All                   $38 B                                   OIG Staff                                                                                                                                         Q2 FY2009       Q1 FY2010             1
                                                                Financial                             Performance Reporting     Accordingly, DOE will need to modify several         public, and whether the benefits of the funds are
                                                                                                      Objectives of ARRA        accounting and performance reporting systems.        reported clearly, accurately, and in a timely
                                                                                                                                                                                     manner.
                                                                                                                               The objective of FEMP is to reduce the cost and
                                                                                                                               environmental impact of the Federal government
                                                                                                                               by advancing energy efficiency and conservation,
                                                                                                                               as well as promoting the use of distributed and
               Office of Federal                                                                      Federal Energy                                                                 To determine whether the Federal Energy
                                                                                                                               renewable energy at Federal sites. Accordingly,
                    Energy                                    Administrative/                         Management Program's                                                           Management Program's purchasing specifications
    Energy                                  $22.5 M                                  OIG Staff                                 FEMP provides technical assistance to identify,                                                            Q3 FY2009    Q2 FY2010             1
                Management                                      Financial                             Energy Efficient Product                                                       for energy-efficient products are complete,
                                                                                                                               design, and implement new construction projects,
                   Program                                                                            Guides                                                                         current and accurate
                                                                                                                               finacial assistance, and policy guidance. Given the
                                                                                                                               importance and intent of ARRA, it is imperative
                                                                                                                               that FEMP maintains updated Purchasing
                                                                                                                               Specifications.

                                                                                                                               The Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy         To determine whether the Office of Electricity
              Office of Electricity                                                                   Electricity Delivery and
                                                              Administrative/                                                  Reliability received $4.5 billion in ARRA funds to    Delivery and Energy Reliability has developed an
    Energy       Delivery and                $4.5 B                                  OIG Staff        Energy Reliability's                                                                                                                Q2 FY2009    Q1 FY2010             1
                                                                Financial                                                      assist in supporting the modernization of the         effective approach for achieving the goals and
               Energy Reliability                                                                     Implementation of ARRA
                                                                                                                               Nation's electrical grid.                             objectives of the Recovery Act.


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                                                                                                    OIG FY 2009 Recovery Act Work Plan

                                                                                                                        DOE uses WinSAGA to administer and oversee
                                                                                               Audit of the             EERE grants, to include those for the
               Windows Systems                                                                                                                                             Determine the reliability of the Department's
                                                                                               Department's WinSAGA     weatherization program. Due to age and limited
                 Approach to                                                                                                                                               WinSAGA application and whether it will be
                                                         Administrative/                       Application for State    capabilities, WinSAGA was slated scheduled to be
    Energy          Grants               $5 B                                    OIG Staff                                                                                 adequate to handle the increased activity and new Q3 FY2009   Q2 FY2010             1
                                                           Financial                           Energy Grant             replaced by STRIPES. However, due to the infancy
                Administration                                                                                                                                             accounting and reporting requirements imposed
                                                                                               Administration Under     of STRIPES and new ARRA funding, it was decided
                  (WinSAGA)                                                                                                                                                by the Recovery Act.
                                                                                               the Recovery Act         that WinSAGA would continue to be used to
                                                                                                                        capture weatherization data.
                                                                                                                        FE received $3.4 billion in ARRA funds to focus on
                                                                                                                                                                           To determine whether the Office of Fossil Energy
                Office of Fossil                         Administrative/                       FE Implementation of     research, development and deployment of
    Energy                              $3.4 B                                   OIG Staff                                                                                 has developed an effective approach for achieving Q3 FY2009   Q2 FY2010             1
                    Energy                                 Financial                           ARRA                     technologies related to cleaner and more efficient
                                                                                                                                                                           the goals and objectives of the Recovery Act.
                                                                                                                        uses of coal.
 Type of Reviews
 Administrative/Financial Reviews - reviews of management administrative issues, management internal controls, or financial systems/processes
 Eligibility Reviews - reviews to determine if eligibility requirements were met for a given program
 Performance Reviews - reviews to determine the effectiveness of a given program
 Other Reviews - reviews that do not fit within the above categories




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