Since 1996, the Legal Services Corporation's (LSC) annual appropriations acts have required that each person or entity receiving financial assistance from the Corporation be subject to an annual audit, conducted by an Independent Public Accountant (IPA). Each grantee contracts directly with an IPA to conduct the required audit in accordance with Generally Accepted Government Auditing Standards (GAGAS), American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) standards, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards (Uniform Guidance), and the…
The OIG recognizes that many grantees implement strong internal controls in your programs. This Fraud Alert is being issued to grantees to inform you of fraud indicators uncovered by OIG investigations since 2018 and to highlight the importance of grantee employees alerting the OIG to potential indicators of fraud, waste, and abuse of program funds. In doing so, the OIG intends to help prevent your program from being a victim of fraud.
The OIG has recorded a Cybercrimes Fraud Awareness presentation to inform grantees of the types of cyber-attacks that have targeted LSC grantees since 2018. The presentation provides grantees with best practices for preventing and detecting similar cyber-attacks and suggestions for responding to the cyber-attacks if they do impact your program.