NHCAA Lens Spotlight - HHS-OIG Work Plan Updates

On June 15, 2017, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Inspector General (HHS-OIG) announced that it will now make monthly electronic updates to its Work Plan, making it more of a dynamic process that will allow the OIG to inform the public about the efforts and accomplishments of the office on a more real-time basis.

In the past, the OIG has typically issued its Work Plan in November, after the start of the new fiscal year in October. The annual Work Plan documents will now be replaced monthly updates that will reveal what has been added to the Work Plan and what has been removed. This new plan will enhance transparency of the OIG’s continuous work planning efforts.

In summarizing the plan, the OIG website states: “The Office of Inspector General's (OIG) work planning process is dynamic and adjustments are made throughout the year to meet priorities and to anticipate and respond to emerging issues with the resources available.”

The HHS-OIG Work Plan for Fiscal Year 2017 was published on November 10, 2016. To download the 84-page Work Plan, click here. To read a more detailed description of the HHS-OIG work planning process, visit the webpage devoted to it here. The OIG now maintains a “Recently Added” section on its website of Work Plan items added or changed since the official Work Plan publishing.

If you have any questions or comments in the meantime, please feel free to contact Leigh McKenna at lmckenna@nhcaa.org