MAKING TVA BETTER

The TVA Office of Inspector General performs a crucial mission by providing independent and objective reporting to the TVA Board, the Congress, and other stakeholders.

For 30 years, the TVA OIG has stayed committed to providing an independent analysis of TVA operations and programs to help identify more efficient and effective ways to do business and to prevent and detect fraud, waste, and abuse. In our September 30, 2015 Semiannual feature, "Making TVA Better," we take a look back at our office over the past 30 years, the changes in TVA and TVA OIG, and some of the contributions our office has made to help TVA save or recover money, reduce risks, and improve operations. Making TVA better is a mutual purpose we share with TVA management, employees, and the TVA Board. It is important to the 9 million people of the Tennessee Valley served by TVA that we approach our work with that purpose every day.

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AUDITS

The Audits team generates and oversees comprehensive financial and performance audits of TVA programs and operations, providing an inclusive picture of TVA's overall fiscal and operational health.

EVALUATIONS

The Evaluations teams (1) seek to ensure that program objectives and operational functions are achieved effectively and efficiently and (2) perform organizational effectiveness reviews designed to identify operational and cultural strengths and concerns that could impact an organization's ability to achieve its mission.

INVESTIGATIONS

The Investigations team proactively and reactively uncovers activity related to fraud, waste, and abuse in TVA programs and operations.

ABOUT US

Mission

MISSION

Promote excellence in TVA through the conduct of investigations, audits, and evaluations designed to promote the economy, efficiency, and effectiveness and prevent and detect fraud, waste, and abuse.

Vision

VISION

Making TVA Better. Making TVA better is a mutual purpose we share with TVA management, employees, and the TVA Board. It is important to the 9 million people of the Tennessee Valley served by TVA that we approach our work with that purpose every day.

Authority

AUTHORITY

  • Conduct any audit, evaluation, or investigation the IG deems necessary or desirable.
  • Access all TVA records or other material.
  • Issue subpoenas and administer oaths.
  • Receive complaints and grant confidentiality.
  • Have direct and prompt access to the TVA Board.
  • Hire employees and contract for services as necessary.
Core Values

CORE VALUES

  • Independence
  • Integrity
  • Effective Communications
  • Trusting Relationships
  • Accountability
  • Continuous Improvement
Responsibility

RESPONSIBILITY

  • Promote economy and efficiency while preventing and detecting fraud, waste, and abuse.
  • Conduct and supervise audits, evaluations, and investigations relating to TVA programs and operations.
  • Keep the TVA Board and Congress fully and currently informed concerning fraud and other serious problems, abuses, and deficiencies relating to TVA programs and operations.
  • Recommend corrective actions concerning problems, abuses, deficiencies, and report on the progress made in implementing such actions.
  • Assure work performed by nonfederal auditors complies with Government Auditing Standards.
  • Issues semiannual reports to TVA Board and the Congress.

RECENT SEMIANNUAL REPORTS

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September 30, 2016

A Focus on Organizational Effectiveness

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March 31, 2016

Navigating Risk - A Focus on Contracting

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September 30, 2015

Making TVA Better

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March 31, 2015

Building a Better TVA ... Together

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If you see something that doesn't look right, say something. By doing so, you help the OIG stop fraud, waste, and abuse in its tracks! Anonymous & Confidential. The EMPOWERLINE® is a safe outlet for reporting and is available 24/7.

Call us at (855) 882-8585 or go to:   EMPOWERLINE®