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Report: U.S. Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board's Compliance for Fiscal Year 2018 with Improper Payments Legislation and Guidance

Report #19-N-0070, February 12, 2019. Pursuant to our role under the Improper Payments Elimination and Recovery Act (IPERA) of 2010, we reviewed the CSB's compliance for fiscal year 2018 with improper payments legislation and guidance.

Report: Audit of the U.S. Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board's Fiscal Years 2018 and 2017 Financial Statements

Report #19-F-0004, November 14, 2018. The CSB received an unmodified opinion on its fiscal years 2018 and 2017 financial statements

Report: CSB Purchase Card Program at Low Risk for Unauthorized Purchases

Report #18-P-0218, July 3, 2018. The CSB's purchase card program, through which the agency spent $321,241 in FY 2017, is at low risk for unauthorized purchases.

Report: Fiscal Year 2018 U.S. Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board Management Challenges

Report #18-N-0208, June 4, 2018. The CSB faces two management challenges that, if not addressed, may seriously impede the agency’s ability to achieve its mission efficiently and effectively.

Report: CSB Complied With Improper Payments Legislation Requirements for Fiscal Year 2017

Report #18-P-0175, May 9, 2018. The CSB is fully compliant with the reporting requirements of improper payments legislation.

Report: Audit of the U.S. Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board’s Fiscal Years 2017 and 2016 Financial Statements

Report #18-F-0040, November 15, 2017. The CSB received an unmodified opinion on its fiscal years 2017 and 2016 financial statements.

Report: Improvements Needed in CSB’s Identity and Access Management and Incident Response Security Functions

Report #18-P-0030, October 30, 2017. Weaknesses in the Identity and Access Management and Incident Response metric domains leave the CSB vulnerable to attacks occurring and not being detected in a timely manner.

Report: CSB's Fiscal Year 2014 Management Challenges

June 9, 2014. The Office of Inspector General is beginning work to update the fiscal year 2014 list of areas we consider to be the key management challenges confronting the U.S. Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board.

Report: FY 2017 U.S. Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board Management Challenge

Report #17-N-0342, July 27, 2017. Continued CSB management attention on human resources should help CSB maximize its limited funding.

Report: CSB Purchase Card Program at Low Risk for Unauthorized Purchases

Report #17-P-0303, July 5, 2017. The Chemical Safety Board's purchase card program, for which it spent $238,390 in FY 2016, is at low risk for unauthorized purchases.

Report: CSB's Fiscal Year 2016 Management Challenges

Report #16-N-0221, June 29, 2016. Attention to CSB management challenges could result in stronger results and protection for the public, and increased confidence in management integrity and accountability.

Report: CSB's Fiscal Year 2015 Management Challenges

Report #16-N-0018, Oct 22, 2015. Attention to CSB management challenges could result in stronger results and protection for the public, and increased confidence in management integrity and accountability.

Report: CSB's Fiscal Year 2012 Management Challenges

The EPA Office of Inspector General is beginning work to update our list of areas we consider to be the key management challenges confronting the Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board.

Report: Fiscal Year 2015 Federal Information Security Modernization Act Report: Status of CSB’s Information Security Program

Report #16-P-0086, January 27, 2016. The effectiveness of the CSB’s information security program is challenged by its lack of personal identity verification cards for logical access, complete system inventory.

Report: CSB Did Not Follow Federal Guidance While Managing the Vantage Contract

Report #16-P-0112, March 24, 2016. By not following Federal Acquisition Regulation requirements, the CSB’s $125,000 Vantage contract was at risk for mismanagement.

Report: CSB Complied With Improper Payment Legislation Requirements for Fiscal Year 2015

Report #16-P-0109, March 23, 2016. The U.S. Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board (CSB) is fully compliant with the reporting requirements of improper payments legislation.

Report: CSB Needs to Continue to Improve Agency Governance and Operations

Report #16-P-0179, May 23, 2016. The lack of internal guidance and implementation of controls puts the U.S. Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board's (CSB) $11 million budget at risk.

Report: Cybersecurity Act of 2015 Report - CSB’s Policies and Procedures to Protect Systems With Personally Identifiable Information

Report #16-P-0254, August 1, 2016. CSB has one system that contains sensitive PII. Safeguarding such information in the possession of the government and preventing its breach is essential to ensuring CSB retains the trust of the American public.

Report: CSB Has Improved Its Controls Over Purchase Cards

Report #16-P-0260, August 11, 2016. The Chemical Safety Board has lowered to low risk its purchase card program, for which it spent $302,556 in fiscal year 2015.

Report: CSB Has Effective “Identify” and “Recover” Information Security Functions, but Attention Is Needed in Other Information Security Function Areas

Report #17-P-0045, November 14, 2016. More work is needed by CSB to achieve an overall managed and measurable information security program that can effectively manage cybersecurity risks.

Report: Audit of the U.S. Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board’s Fiscal Years 2016 and 2015 Financial Statements

Report #17-F-0047, November 15, 2016. The CSB Received an unmodified opinion on its fiscal year 2016 financial statements.

Report: CSB Complied With Improper Payment Legislation Requirements for Fiscal Year 2016

Report #17-P-0123, March 9, 2017. The Chemical Safety Board (CSB) is fully compliant with the reporting requirements of improper payments legislation.

Early Warning Report: Not Following Internal Controls Put Acquisitions at Risk

Report #15-P-0007, October 29, 2014. Over $1.9 million in CSB acquisitions are at risk because the Board did not approve the acquisitions.

Report: Audit of the U.S. Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board’s Fiscal Years 2015 and 2014 Financial Statements

Report #16-F-0041, November 16, 2015. The CSB received an unmodified opinion on its fiscal year 2015 financial statements.

Report: CSB Needs Better Security Controls to Protect Critical Data Stored on Its Regional Servers

Report #16-P-0035, November 5, 2015. Ineffective physical and environmental protection controls place CSB’s investigative data at risk of theft, loss or damage.

Report: CSB’s Public Meeting Announcement Violated The Government in the Sunshine Act

Report #15-P-0304, September 30, 2015.At a public meeting, CSB passed a motion to terminate five investigations on which it had already spent over $800,000 in taxpayer funds without announcing the planned motion in advance, as required by the Sunshine Act.

Report: CSB Needs to Improve Its Acquisition Approvals and Other Processes to Ensure Best Value for Taxpayers

Report #15-P-0245, July 31, 2015. CSB's acquisition process is at risk and may have ineffective operations without a strategy to implement controls. Further, CSB has limited evidence it contracted at the best value.

Report: CSB's Fiscal Year 2014 Purchase Card Program Assessed as High Risk

Report #15-N-0171, June 29, 2015. CSB's $280,000 purchase card program for FY 2014 was assessed as high risk for illegal, improper or erroneous purchases and payments.

Report: CSB Complied With Reporting Requirements of the Improper Payments Elimination and Recovery Act for Fiscal Year 2014

Report #15-P-0153, May 1, 2015. CSB is fully compliant with the reporting requirements of IPERA.

Report: Key Aspects of CSB Information Security Program Need Improvement

Report #15-P-0073, February 3, 2015. CSB’s ability to increase its situational awareness and reduce risk exposure is challenged by its lack of a real-time continuous monitoring strategy.