Regulations & Directions
Implementation Guidelines for the Investigation and Verification of Control and Evaluation Programs of Agencies under the Executive Yuan
Promulgated by Executive Yuan on September 2, 1971.
Revised by Executive Yuan on October 26, 2000.
1. These guidelines were established to assist the on-time completion of control and evaluation programs of subordinate agencies of the Executive Yuan (hereinafter referred to as the agencies) with the help of an investigation and verification system.
2. The scope of investigation and verification assignments shall be as follows:
(1) Matters related to the implementation of policy programs, control and evaluation programs.
(2) Matters assigned by superiors or the Premier.
(3) Matters related to project supervision.
(4) Matters related to the administration procedures of official dispatch.
(5) Other control and evaluation matters.
3. Methods and guidelines for conducting investigation and verification assignments shall be as follows:
(1) The research and evaluation agency (unit) shall establish the investigation and verification program in regard to its operational needs. The program shall provide details on the subject, time, location and persons involved. The agency shall proceed to conduct the investigation and verification assignment upon approval. The agency (unit) to be investigated shall be notified in advance. Impromptu investigations may be conducted for special cases only.
(2) Assignments that involved the investigation and verification of specialized subject(s) may invite superior agency, competent agency (unit), experts or professionals to participate.
(3) Investigation and verification assignments shall be conducted by interviews mainly. May conduct on-site inspections when necessary.
(4) Investigation and verification assignments shall focus on the understanding of information relevant to the subject, monitoring of the implementation progress, discovery of difficulties and verification of results.
(5) If the agency discovers that the actual conditions do not correspond with what had been reported during the investigation and verification process, the agency shall examine the reasons behind the discrepancy. Major problems that need to be discussed with relevant agencies or reported to the superior in charge shall be considered as special projects and be resolved immediately.
(6) Investigators shall write a report after the investigation and verification assignment has been completed. The report shall be sent to the competent agency and relevant agencies as reference and for the follow-up of the execution progress.
4. The following matters shall require the cooperation from the agency (unit) being investigated:
(1) The agency (unit) being investigated shall prepare relevant information on the subject to be investigated and verified.
(2) Staff of the agency (unit) being investigated shall provide other relevant information and cooperate fully during the investigation and verification assignment.
(3) Staff of the agency (unit) being investigated shall not reject requests made by the investigators to inquire or inspect confidential documents and answer all doubts clearly and honestly except in cases where the actions may interfere with the security and interest of the country. Investigators shall bear the responsibility of safeguarding the confidentiality of information provided during the course of the assignment.
5. Agencies and county (city) governments shall establish agency operational regulations with reference to these guidelines.