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