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The TVA OIG Releases Its Spring 2015 Semiannual Report to Congress

The TVA OIG is releasing its Spring 2015 Semiannual Report to Congress – a report required by law twice a year. This edition’s theme, “Building a Better TVA…Together,” focuses on the OIG’s commitment to provide an independent view of the effectiveness of TVA operations and challenges ahead as well as the importance of working collaboratively with TVA management to identify the best solutions to address those challenges. In the feature article of this report, the OIG provides an overview of TVA’s strategic initiatives and actions being undertaken to address TVA’s challenges. The OIG also discusses the challenges it sees ahead for TVA and how its work can help TVA navigate challenges in the areas of sustaining efforts to improve organizational health; maintaining assets while controlling organizational spending; ensuring cyber-security on critical assets; and improving overall major project execution. In this semiannual period covering October 1, 2014 through March 31, 2015, the OIG’s audit, evaluation, and investigative activities identified nearly $11 million in funds that could be put to better use, questioned costs, recoveries, savings and penalties as well as opportunities for TVA to improve its programs and operations. Click here to read this report…

COMTRAC Implementation Audit

At the request of Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) management, the Office of the Inspector General (OIG) performed an audit of the TVA project to implement ComTrac for use in managing TVA's coal supply fuel chain. Our objectives were to evaluate whether (1) federal and TVA systems development processes were being followed and (2) server and application controls were considered during implementation of the project. In summary, we determined the TVA project team followed TVA systems development processes and included consideration of business processes during implementation. A summary of this audit has been added to the Reports section of our website. Click here to read this report…

Message from the IG


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. The OIG does this through its audit, evaluation and investigative activities. By statute it is charged with promoting economy and efficiency throughout TVA while preventing and detecting fraud, waste, and abuse affecting TVA. TVA employees, contractors, and the public can help the TVA OIG fulfill its mission and make a difference at TVA by reporting any suspicions about fraud, waste and abuse to the OIG hotline system, known as Empowerline.