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U. S. Department of Justice
Office of the Inspector General

Semiannual Report to Congress, April 1, 2000 - September 30, 2000

October 31, 2000

Honorable Janet Reno
Attorney General
Washington, D.C. 20530

Dear Madam Attorney General:

This semiannual report summarizes the accomplishments of the Office of the Inspector General (OIG) during the 6-month period ending September 30, 2000. During this reporting, the OIG has continued to complete important audits, inspections, and investigations of Department of Justice programs and personnel.

In addition to this ongoing oversight work, the OIG completed two special investigations during the past six months: our comprehensive review of the Immigration and Naturalization Service's Citizenship U.S.A. program and our review of allegations concerning mismanagement at three offices in the Department's Criminal Division.

As we look to the future, our Audit Division has developed an ambitious workplan for the next 12 months that will examine programs in many of the Department's components. Our Inspections Division has embarked on a schedule of program reviews and evaluation projects that will examine Department operations in an effort to provide timely and constructive feedback. And our Investigations Division continues to investigate a wide variety of allegations of criminal and administrative misconduct against Department employees.

Finally, we thank you for your unwavering support of the OIG in its efforts to provide vigorous and independent oversight of Department personnel and programs.



Glenn A. Fine
Acting Inspector General