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Accession Number PB2013-104990
Title Veterans Health Administration Review of the Minor Construction Program.
Publication Date Dec 2012
Media Count 34p
Personal Author N/A
Abstract This review assessed the adequacy of internal controls of the Veterans Health Administration's (VHA) Minor Construction Program. Specifically, we addressed the following objectives: 1. Assess whether VHA adequately reviews individual projects to ensure minor construction funding is used properly. 2. Determine if VHA adequately reviews individual projects to ensure medical facility funding is not used to supplement minor construction projects. 3. Evaluate whether VHA's Office of Capital Asset Management and Support (OCAMS) and Veterans Integrated Service Network (VISN) officials adequately monitor minor construction projects. The U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Appropriations (the Committee) requested the VA Office of Inspector General (OIG) to review VHA's Minor Construction Program and describe the organizational structure, procedures, and financial controls used to manage VHA's minor construction projects. The Committee made this request after it learned that the Miami VA Healthcare System (HCS) combined two minor construction projects exceeding the $10 million spending limit imposed by appropriation law and used medical facility funding to supplement project-related expenses. In response to the Committee's request, Appendix A provides the scope and methodology of our review, Appendix B describes VHA's Minor Construction Program organization structure, and Appendix C presents an overview of procedures and financial controls that govern the program. VHA's Minor Construction Program funds projects for enhancements or additions to VA medical facilities with estimated costs under $10 million. Construction projects that exceed $10 million are funded through VA's Major Construction Program and require congressional approval of individual projects.
Keywords Assets
Financial management
Health care facilities
Internal controls
Office of Inspector General(OIG)
Project management
Veterans(Military personnel)

Source Agency Department of Veterans Affairs
NTIS Subject Category 70F - Public Administration & Government
70B - Management Practice
44 - Health Care
74 - Military Sciences
Corporate Author Department of Veterans Affairs, Washington, DC. Office of Audits and Evaluations.
Document Type Technical report
Title Note N/A
NTIS Issue Number 1311
Contract Number N/A

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