Accession Number : ADA619569


Title :   Task Force to Improve Timeliness of Senior Official Administrative Investigations


Corporate Author : OFFICE OF THE INSPECTOR GENERAL (DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE) ARLINGTON VA


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a619569.pdf


Report Date : 04 Nov 2014


Pagination or Media Count : 130


Abstract : At the request of the Deputy Secretary of Defense, the DoD IG led a task force to review and improve the timeliness of senior official administrative investigations. The task force reviewed data, processes, policies, and resources, and examined proposed changes to conduct more efficient and timely investigations. The task force prepared a plan of action consisting of short-, medium-, and long-range goals to implement the task force recommendations. Findings: In FY 2014, the DoD and Service IGs completed 243 senior official investigations in an average of 271 days. Timeliness is impacted by volume of work, complexity of cases, and staffing. Each Service IG faces staffing cuts that will adversely affect timeliness of investigations. Each senior official investigating office has unique processes, different report formats, and different automation tools to record and track investigations. Over the last several years, the DoD and Service IGs have updated processes to improve the timeliness of senior official investigations. The DoD and Service IGs should prioritize senior official investigations consistent with Department priorities.


Descriptors :   *DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE , *TASK FORCES , *TIMELINESS , AUDITING , EFFICIENCY , MANAGEMENT , METRICS , POLICIES , WORKLOAD


Subject Categories : Administration and Management
      Government and Political Science
      Military Forces and Organizations


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE