BUDGET ESTIMATE: FISCAL YEAR 2014
The Amtrak Office of Inspector General (OIG) is committed to carrying out its mission under the Inspector General Act of 1978 (as amended) as a high-performing OIG—delivering timely, high quality, and value-added work to help improve the economy, efficiency, and effectiveness of Amtrak programs and operations. In so doing, we exercise independent oversight of Amtrak—conducting audits, inspections and evaluations, and investigative work—that provides Amtrak, its customers, the public, and the Congress with unbiased assessments of Amtrak programs and operations.
The OIG’s FY 2014 budget request is $25.3 million. Funding at this level will allow us to identify new opportunities for Amtrak to save money and improve in key focus areas; reduce fraud, waste, and abuse; and conduct follow-up work to help Amtrak realize savings opportunities from our past
We are committed to the highest standards of excellence in achieving our mission and in being good stewards of our resources. The steps we have taken to increase our skills, capabilities, and capacity, as well as our attention to key focus areas that can have the largest positive impact on Amtrak’s operations, have led and will continue to lead to significant improvements in Amtrak’s economy, efficiency, and effectiveness.