The GSA Office of Inspector General (OIG) did not sponsor any conference in Fiscal Year 2013 where the costs exceeded $100,000. The OIG sponsored several internal conferences such as investigations training/planning and audit planning. Each OIG-sponsored conference was designed to minimize overall costs while providing a maximum amount of work-related activities for the attendees. Individuals in the OIG also attended several conferences hosted by others, including the Access Data Users Conference, Coalition for Government Spring Training Conference, Intergovernmental Audit Forums, the Government Audit Conference, and various fraud conferences. The total costs for each conference (including travel) ranged from about $100 to $16,122.
OIG staff attended these functions to enhance our mission, which is to add value by providing timely, cost effective, professional, and useful products and services to our client and stakeholders. In total, the OIG spent about $58,412 for approximately 90 attendees at 22 conferences, which does not include conferences where there was no cost beyond local travel.