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Frequently Asked Questions - Inspector General
All NLRB employees, supervisors, and managers are required by regulation to cooperate with OIG personnel during the course of any OIG audit, investigation, or other inquiry. This means participating in interviews, responding to surveys, and providing all requested documentation and information in a timely manner.
OIG is authorized access to all documents relating to NLRB programs and operations. The Inspector General may subpoena documents from private and non-federal government entities as necessary to conduct investigations.
Auditors are required to design audits to obtain reasonable assurances about compliance with laws and regulations. While conducting an audit, the auditor may become aware of potential criminal or serious administrative violations. This information may be referred for a possible investigation.
Conversely, while performing an investigation, the investigator may identify weaknesses in procedures or controls. This information may be referred for a possible audit.
The Inspector General is statutorily required to prepare semiannual reports for the Chairman and Congress. These reports, which are available to the public, must include the results of significant audits and investigations, and the status of open recommendations.
On a regular basis, the Inspector General keeps the Chairman and other agency officials informed by briefings and distributing documents.