BUDGET ESTIMATE: Fiscal Year 2018
We are committed to carrying out our mission under the Inspector General Act of 1978, as amended as a high-performing Office of Inspector General (OIG)—delivering timely, high-quality, and value-added work to improve the economy, efficiency, and effectiveness of Amtrak’s (the company’s) programs and operations. We exercise independent oversight to provide the company, its customers, the public, and Congress with unbiased assessments—conducting audits and investigations.
Our Fiscal Year (FY) 2018 budget request of $23.274 million is level with our FY 2017 appropriation and reflects an overall decrease of $1.225 million from our FY 2016 appropriation. This funding level will allow us to continue our current level of oversight of the company’s programs and operations. This includes our commitment to staff and equip the organization with highly qualified personnel and cutting-edge technology such as data analytics and computer forensics tools, which have proven particularly effective in identifying fraud, waste, and abuse. Moreover, this funding will support our ability to identify opportunities to help the company achieve its strategic goals of safety, financial excellence, and customer service.
We are committed to the highest standards of excellence in achieving our mission and vision. We continue taking steps to increase our skills and capabilities and focus our attention on high-risk/high-impact issues that can have the largest positive impact on the company’s programs and operations. Our efforts to date have led to significant improvements in the company’s economy, efficiency, and effectiveness—and will continue to do so.