In performing our mandated oversight function, the VA OIG conducts investigations, audits, and healthcare inspections to promote economy, efficiency, and effectiveness in VA activities, and to detect and deter criminal activity, waste, abuse, and mismanagement. The results of our efforts are published in our oversight reports, which are available on our OIG Reports page.
The Types of Oversight Reports We Publish
Assess the performance and management of a program. Audits follow the Government Accountability Office's, Government Auditing Standards. Reviews and Evaluations follow the Council of the Inspectors General on Integrity and Efficiency’s, Quality Standards for Inspections and Evaluations. View Audit Reports
Benefit Inspection Reports
Benefits Inspection Reports focus on claims processing and Veterans Service Center operations. Inspections follow the Council of the Inspectors General on Integrity and Efficiency’s, Quality Standards for Inspections. View Benefit Inspection Reports
Financial and Information Technology (IT) Inspections
Financial management inspections are conducted at VA medical facilities to assess selected functions that can place taxpayer dollars at risk, such as large purchases of equipment and supplies. They also examine whether there are appropriate controls and oversight to ensure resources are used effectively.
IT inspections help identify whether VA facilities are meeting federal security requirements related to configuration, physical security, monitoring, and access controls. They are conducted at facilities that typically have not been assessed under the annual audit required by the Federal Information Security Modernization Act (FISMA) of 2014 or at facilities that previously performed poorly. Both inspections follow the Council of the Inspectors General on Integrity and Efficiency’s quality standards for inspections.
Comprehensive Healthcare Inspection Program (CHIP) Reports
CHIP reviews are part of the OIG's overall efforts to ensure that our nation’s veterans receive high-quality VA healthcare services. The reviews focus on key clinical and administrative processes and are performed approximately every three years for each facility. View CHIP Reports. CHIP reviews replaced the OIG’s Clinical Assessment Program and Community Based Outpatient Clinic reviews.
Healthcare Inspection Reports
Healthcare Inspection Reports detail results of both individual investigations into the facts surrounding allegations made against VHA employees in the discharge of their clinical duties, as referred to the Office of Healthcare Inspections by VA OIG’s Hotline Division, or summary results of broader clinical reviews initiated by VA OIG’s Office of Healthcare Inspections, to examine the quality of medical services delivery on a systemic level throughout the VHA’s hospital infrastructure. View Healthcare Inspection Reports
Vet Center Inspection Program (VCIP) Reports
VCIP inspections are part of the OIG’s efforts to ensure our nation’s veterans receive high-quality and timely mental healthcare at vet centers. The cyclical inspections focus on key clinical and administrative processes within VHA’s Readjustment Counseling Service. View VCIP Reports