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TVA OIG Releases Its 56th Semiannual Report to Congress (SAR)

The SAR theme focuses on balancing the operational advantages of mobile devices with the security risks inherent in a mobile environment. In the feature for the current semiannual report, we take a look at TVA’s use of mobile technologies to gain operational efficiencies and cost savings and the OIG’s role in helping TVA bolster security of its growing mobile device programs. Additionally, the report highlights our audit, evaluation, and investigative activities which identified more than $20 million in recoveries, fines, penalties, potential savings, and questioned costs as well as numerous opportunities for TVA to improve its programs and operations.Click here to read this report…

Review of TVA's Non-Nuclear Employee Concerns Program

Due to the importance of the Non-Nuclear Employee Concerns Program (ECP) to the Tennessee Valley Authority's current culture and environment, this review was initiated to determine whether the program is addressing employee concerns in a timely and effective manner.

We found while the Non-Nuclear ECP has improved in addressing concerns in a timely manner, the effectiveness of the program could be improved. We found (1) there are instances where the Non-Nuclear ECP is not adequately addressing concerns, and (2) some employees feel that concerns are not being adequately addressed and reported experiencing pressure and repercussions from management and team members.

We recommended TVA management (1) identify an individual to perform audits and assessments of closed concerns, (2) coach individuals addressing concerns on what constitutes a sufficient investigation, and (3) develop an instrument to send to complainants to indicate instances of retaliation and investigate as necessary. TVA management agreed with our findings and recommendations. Click here to read the summary of 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.