Jim Armstrong, PHADA Policy Analyst
Since 2000, HUD’s Office of the Inspector General (OIG) has published an annual report describing what it views as major challenges facing HUD in the coming year. PHADA described last year’s report in the January 9, 2019, Advocate. The new report may be found on PHADA’s website.
What Changed Since 2018
This year, in addition to modifying, specific programs and practices, “which represent critical risk [sic] to HUD’s ability to meet the needs of its beneficiaries and protect taxpayer dollars,” within six broad categories, HUD has added two additional categories, “HUD’s Human Capital – Fewer Employees, Significant Reliance on Contracted Service,” and, “Ensuring Ethical Conduct.” Human capital has reappeared after a one-year absence. HUD had cited human capital issues in the 2 years prior to 2019. Ethical conduct appears in this year’s report for the first time in 5 years.
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