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FCC 0.13
Revised as of August 5, 2020
Goto Year:2019 | 2021
  § 0.13   Functions of the Office.

   The Office of Inspector General is directly responsible to the Chairman
   as head of the agency. However, the Chairman may not prevent or
   prohibit the Office of Inspector General from carrying out its duties
   and responsibilities as mandated by the Inspector General Act
   Amendments of 1988 (Pub. L. 100-504) and the Inspector General Act of
   1978 (5 U.S.C. Appendix 3), as amended. The Office has the following
   duties and responsibilities.

   (a) Provide policy direction for and to conduct, supervise and
   coordinate audits and investigations relating to the programs and
   operations of the Federal Communications Commission.

   (b) Review existing and proposed legislation and regulations relating
   to programs and operations of the Commission and to make
   recommendations in its required semiannual reports to Congress
   concerning the impact of such legislation or regulations on the economy
   and efficiency in the administration of these programs and operations,
   or the prevention and detection of fraud and abuse in such programs and
   operations.

   (c) Recommend policies and conduct or coordinate other activities to
   promote economy and efficiency in the administration of Commission
   programs, or detect and prevent fraud and abuse in Commission
   activities. Coordinate with other governmental agencies and
   non-governmental entities on these matters.

   (d) Keep the Chairman of the Commission—and through him the other
   Commissioners—and the Congress fully and currently informed concerning
   fraud and other serious problems, abuses, and deficiencies relating to
   the administration of Commission programs and operations; recommend
   corrective action and report on the progress made in implementing such
   corrective action. In addition to providing the Chairman with the
   results of completed audits and inspections, the Inspector General
   shall prepare statutorily required reports, identified as such, to
   include:

   (1) Semiannual reports summarizing activities of the office during the
   preceding six month period (due to the Chairman by April 30 and October
   31);

   (2) Special reports specifically identifying any serious or flagrant
   problems, abuses or deficiencies (due to the Chairman immediately upon
   discovery of these matters by the Inspector General).

   [ 54 FR 15194 , Apr. 17, 1989]

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