[Excerpt] This semiannual report covers the activities of the Department of Labor's Office of the Inspector General for the period October 1, 1986, through March 31, 1987. During this period, audit initiatives resulted in numerous economy and efficiency findings and recommendations regarding Agency operations: the OIG issued 195 audits of program activities, grants and contracts. Investigative results continued to show an increase during this reporting period: 1,012 investigations were opened, 672 were closed and a total of 2,249 active investigations were pending at the end of March. There were 384 indictments and 423 successful prosecutions during the period. The Office of Labor Racketeering (OLR) continues its strong commitment to the investigation of corruption in employee benefit plans: this area remains its highest investigative priority. During this period, OLR investigations established a predicate for the potential civil recovery of approximately $7.8 million. There were 28 indictments and 30 convictions from October 1986 through March 1987.