Semiannual Report to Congress #37 (October 1, 2007 - March 31, 2008)
On behalf of the Amtrak Office of Inspector General (OIG), I am pleased to present this Semiannual Report to Congress. The OIG Report highlights significant audits, evaluations, and investigations for the six-month period ending March 31, 2008. During the reporting period, the OIG issued 15 audit reports that identified questioned costs of $398,896 and $6,390,505 in funds to be put to better use. The OIG performed audits of Amtrak’s procurement operations, including the need to purchase a larger volume of concrete ties, and other operational expense areas, including payments to freight railroads for their services, and Amtrak’s overtime wages, among others.