[Excerpt] This Semiannual Report, covering the period from October 1, 1992 -March 31, 1993, is the first issued for transmittal to the Congress by Secretary Robert B. Reich. This reporting period has been one of transition for the Office of Inspector General (OIG). On March 19, 1993, after serving as Inspector General for almost 3 years, the former Inspector General, Julian W. De La Rosa, resigned to return to the private sector. In addition to his responsibilities at the Department of Labor, Mr. De La Rosa also served the entire Inspector General community as the Vice Chair of the President's Council on Integrity and Efficiency, which functions as a coordinating body for the activities of all the Offices of Inspector General. Mr. De La Rosa's leadership and dedication served as an example to the Department and the IG community.
Among the OIG's many noteworthy accomplishments during this reporting period, I call the reader's attention particularly to the recently issued audit report measuring and evaluating the results achieved by participants in the Job Training Partnership Act's (JTPA) Title II-A program. The results of this audit will be the subject of an upcoming congressional hearing. The OIG is of the opinion that the findings of this audit will significantly contribute to the debate as to how effective this program has been in providing needed skills to the Nation's unemployed and disadvantaged.