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FY 2024 Management Challenges Facing the U.S. Department of Education

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In accordance with the Reports Consolidation Act of 2000, the OIG reports annually on the most serious management and performance challenges the Department faces. For FY 2024, we identified seven management challenges for the Department: (1) Implementing pandemic relief laws for elementary and secondary education; (2) Implementing pandemic relief laws for higher education; (3) Oversight and monitoring of student financial assistance programs; (4) Oversight and monitoring of grantees; (5) Data quality and reporting; (6) Improper payments, and (7) Information technology security. The report includes a summary of each challenge, a brief assessment of the Department’s progress in addressing each challenge, and shares information on further actions that, if properly implemented, could enhance the effectiveness of the Department’s programs and operations.


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