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Congressional Testimony

The Office of Inspector General is occasionally asked to testify before the U.S. Congress on its work and findings involving U.S. Department of Education (ED) programs and operations. Below are copies of testimony presented before Congress. If you have any questions pertaining to the information included in the testimony, or if you would like a copy of testimony presented prior to 2010, please contact the OIG Public Affairs Office.

2017

  • Improper Payments: Statement of Inspector General Kathleen Tighe on the OIG’s audit of ED’s compliance with the Improper Payments Elimination and Recovery Act for FY 2016, before the U.S. House of Representatives, Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, Subcommittee on Government Operations and Subcommittee on Intergovernmental Affairs, May 25, 2017.  Testimony

  • Management Challenges: Statement of Inspector General Kathleen Tighe on the OIG’s identified top management challenges facing ED in FY 2017, before the U.S. House of Representatives, Committee on Appropriations, Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies, March 9, 2017.  Testimony

2016

  • OIG Investigation: Statement of Deputy Inspector General Sandra Bruce on the OIG’s investigation of ED’s Chief Information Officer, before the U.S. House of Representatives, Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, February 2, 2016.  Testimony

2015

  • Federal Student Aid: Statement of Inspector General Kathleen Tighe on the Federal Student Aid office as a performance-based organization, before the U.S. House of Representatives, Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, Subcommittee on Government Operations, and the Committee on Education and the Workforce, Subcommittee on Higher Education and Workforce Training, November 18, 2015.  Testimony

  • FISMA: Statement of Inspector General Kathleen Tighe on the OIG’s FY 2014 Federal Information Security Management Act (FISMA) audit, before the U.S. House of Representatives, Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, November 17, 2015.  Testimony

2014

  • Audit Resolution: Statement of Inspector General Kathleen Tighe on audit resolution and followup, before the U.S. House of Representatives, Subcommittee on Early Childhood, Elementary, and Secondary Education, September 10, 2014.  Testimony

  • Federal Student Aid: Statement of Inspector General Kathleen Tighe on problems with the Federal Student Aid office’s system for managing defaulted student loans, before the U.S. House of Representatives, Committee on Education and the Workforce, Subcommittee on Higher Learning and Workforce Training, March 12, 2014.  Testimony

2013

  • Management Challenges: Statement of Inspector General Kathleen Tighe on the OIG’s identified top management challenges facing ED in 2013, before the U.S. House of Representatives, Committee on Appropriations, Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies, March 19, 2013.  Testimony

  • Audit Recommendations: Statement of Inspector General Kathleen Tighe on recommendations made in OIG audit reports that ED had not yet implemented, before U.S. House of Representatives, Committee on Government Oversight and Government Reform, March 05, 2013.  Testimony

2011

  • Improper Payments: Statement of Inspector General Kathleen Tighe on the OIG’s work involving improper payments, before the U.S. House of Representatives, Committee on Appropriations, Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies, March 17, 2011.  Testimony

  • Federal Student Aid: Statement of Inspector General Kathleen Tighe on the OIG’s work involving the definition of a credit hour, before the U.S. House of Representatives, Committee on Education and the Workforce, Subcommittee on Higher Learning and Workforce Training, March 11, 2011.  Testimony

  • Federal Student Aid: Statement of Inspector General Kathleen Tighe on the OIG’s audit of Ashford University, before the U.S. Senate, Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions, March 10, 2011. Testimony

2010

  • Federal Student Aid:Statement of Inspector General Kathleen Tighe on the OIG’s work involving proprietary postsecondary institutions, before the U.S. Senate, Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions, June 24, 2010.  Testimony

  • Federal Student Aid: Statement of Inspector General Kathleen Tighe on standards for program length, before the U.S. House of Representatives, Committee on Education and Labor, June 17, 2010.  Testimony


   
Last Modified: 10/05/2017