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EPA Isn’t Tracking Funding Dollars Closely Enough, Watchdog Says

Dec. 15, 2021, 5:06 PM

The EPA’s financial office can’t be sure the agency’s funding is safe from waste, fraud, and abuse because it hasn’t done agency-wide risk assessments, its internal watchdog said in a Wednesday report.

The Environmental Protection Agency’s Office of the Chief Financial Officer “continues to operate under an outdated, stovepipe-type risk-management process, in which risks are assessed at the division level” without assessing whether those risks could affect the agency as a whole, according to the Office of Inspector General.

As a result, the financial officer’s office can’t be reasonably sure it’s directing agency funding to the most critical issues ...