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SOCIAL SECURITY ADMINISTRATION
Office of Hearings and Appeals

HALLEX
Volume I

Transmittal No. I-1-43

Chapter: I-1-3

Subject: Fraud, Criminal Violations and Referrals from OIG

Background

In March 2002, the Office of the Inspector General (OIG) issued a report concerning the results of its audit of OHA's policies and procedures for addressing OIG Hotline referrals. As a result of the audit, OHA agreed with the OIG that it needed to formally document its procedures and provide guidance for evaluating OIG referrals raising management and conduct issues.

Explanation of Content and Changes

This transmittal adds a new section, I-1-3-4, Investigating OIG Referrals and a new exhibit, I-1-3-91, OIG, Allegation Management Division - Response Attachment.

The transmittal also changes the title of chapter I-1-3 to reflect that it includes referrals from OIG in addition to allegations of possible fraud and criminal violations and makes minor editorial revisions in sections I-1-3-1 and I-1-3-3 and updates addresses and telephone numbers in I-1-3-90.

Date: October 8, 2002