New Audit Announcements
Audit Initiated of NHTSA's Consumer Assistance to Recycle and Save Program (CARS)
The Office of Inspector General plans to audit the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s (NHTSA) Consumer Assistance to Recycle and Save Program (CARS). In August 2009, legislation added $2 billion to the original $1 billion program. The legislation requires us to review NHTSA’s administration of CARS. Further, at the request of Senator Charles Grassley, we will focus on NHTSA’s implementation of the program. The objective of this audit is to assess whether NHTSA’s oversight and management controls ensure that CARS transactions (1) meet Federal requirements; (2) use data that are accurate and reliable; and (3) are protected against fraud, waste, and abuse.