November 19, 2018 •
Report Issued on FEC’s Management and Performance Challenges
On November 15, the Federal Election Commission (FEC) Office of Inspector General (OIG) released the OIG’s Statement on the FEC’s Management and Performance Challenges for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2018.
An independent audit of the FEC was performed by Leon Snead & Company, P.C. under contract with, and monitored by, the OIG.
The report identifies “a significant deficiency in internal controls related to IT security and contains recommendations to address the deficiencies noted.” The audit “disclosed no instance of noncompliance that is required to be reported under Government Auditing Standards and the OMB audit bulletin.”
The auditing firm also believes corrective action is required “related to control issues dealing with reconciling trading partner transactions.”
Additionally, the audit also attributed low employee morale at the FEC to factors including the commissioners themselves and the commission’s communication.
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