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Office of Audits: Other Services

Fraud Probes - normally performed when either GSA management or the OIG suspects that fraudulent activity may exist. They are often performed in conjunction with an OIG investigation.

Attendance at High Level Meetings - pertains to the availability of high level Office of Audit staff members to attend meetings held at the Commissioner or Regional Administrator level. Presently, many of our Regional Inspectors General for Auditing regularly attend Regional Administrator briefings. This allows for an exchange of information on the ongoing activities of both the Region and this office. We believe that our attendance at such meetings permits better coordination and communication on matters impacting the Agency.

Speaking at Meetings/Functions - entails providing a staff representative of the Office to address meetings or functions on agreed upon subjects. In addition, the Office is asked to address professional organizations or GSA management conferences in areas where it has a particular expertise or to explain the services or functions of the Office.

Sharing of Expertise - involves subjects where this Office has expertise that may/should be shared with Agency employees. Examples of sharing this expertise include training contracting officers on cost or pricing data, management and financial controls, and changes in procurements laws. Task Force Participation - involves this Office furnishing staff auditors to advise and assist Agency Task Forces.

Consultation on Proposed Laws and Regulation - provides an independent assessment of proposed legislation and regulations. Based on our knowledge of the subject area, we can advise management of the potential impact on Agency programs and operations of legislative and regulatory initiatives.