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Volume 25 - Number 19

September 15, 2014

OIG Auditing CFPB’s Contract Management, Hiring Processes

The CFPB’s Office of Inspector General has a handful of ongoing reviews and audits underway with a projected fourth-quarter completion date, most notably audits of the bureau’s contract management and hiring processes. The OIG said its audit of the CFPB’s contract management process is a follow-up to the evaluation of the bureau’s contract solicitation and selection process. The OIG’s focus this time around will include the CFPB’s compliance with applicable rules established by what’s known as the Federal Acquisition Regulation, and the effectiveness of the bureau’s internal controls related to contract management. On a related note, the OIG is also evaluating the bureau’s hiring process, including its administration of recruitment and selection incentives to recruit new employees. This review was ...

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