Beginning in 1998, members of Congress asked Inspectors General
to provide an assessment of the most serious management challenges
facing their respective agencies. For the next several years, the OIG
compiled a list of the top management challenges and forwarded them
to the Congress.
In 2001, this requirement was codified in the Reports
Consolidation Act of 2000. This Act requires the Office of Inspector General
to prepare a statement that summarizes what the Inspector General
considers to be the most serious management challenges facing
the Department of Labor. The Act also requires that this statement
be included, unmodified, in the Department’s Annual Report
on Performance and Accountability.
Listed below are the challenges that the OIG sent to the Congress
in 1998, 1999, and 2000. Since 2001, the Top Management Challenges
report has been included in the Department’s Annual Report
on Performance and Accountability, along with the Department’s
response. Beginning in FY 2005, the Departmental response is throughout
its Annual Report and is not a separate document.