Conference Travel

EPA OIG: EPA’s Tracking and Reporting of Its Conference Costs Need Improvement

January 2016

According to the EPA, it spent $11,315,047 on 227 hosted or sponsored conferences that had costs exceeding $20,000 during fiscal year (FY) 2014. 

After OIG randomly sampled eight conferences in the third and fourth quarters of FY 2014, OIG found that the EPA’s internal controls over conference spending resulted in two of eight conferences with inappropriate costs totaling $6,916, or less than 1 percent of reviewed costs. Report

Media Coverage

Fed Week: EPA Gets Mixed Review on Conference Spending Controls