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The TVA OIG Releases Its Fall 2014 Semiannual Report to Congress

In the feature article of this report, we focus on TVA's ability and plans to engage the people that generate the power and carry out the mission of TVA. We discuss the importance of a healthy culture at TVA and examine: (1) TVA's history of attempting to engage its workforce, (2) the risk posed by poor organizational health to TVA's ability to accomplish its mission long term and (3) the role and responsibilities of the OIG in analyzing TVA's organizational effectiveness and reporting its findings. The OIG's audit, evaluation, and investigative activities in this semiannual period identified more than $3.3 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…

Productivity Improvement Initiatives

TVA engaged in three major initiatives during fiscal year (FY) 2009 through FY 2013 related to workforce productivity and operational performance. Our office conducted an audit to assess the effectiveness of TVA's management of those initiatives and based on our assessment, we determined TVA management did not effectively monitor achievement of all performance improvements.

Based on our findings, we recommended TVA: (1) assess the cultural climate through meaningful dialogue with employees about the impacts of the initiatives to determine the long-term effects on employee engagement and morale and (2) establish a standard process and procedure for future improvement programs. TVA management reviewed a draft of this report and agreed the contents were factually correct. TVA management is working on a plan to address our recommendations.

This report was added to the Reports section of our Web site. 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.