The Office of the Inspector General of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission issued a follow-up report on its 2014 report regarding operations of the CFTC’s Office of Chief Economist. OIA’s 2014 report followed allegations by the Chicago Mercantile Exchange that CFTC economists were improperly accessing and publishing confidential trade data. Although OIA did not confirm CME’s allegations, it made recommendations regarding the OCE’s research program and pre-publication review process. In its current review, among other things, OIA made recommendations to improve OCE's academic productivity. It also identified “reports by multiple OCE economists of censorship of politically sensitive research topics.” CFTC management disputed the findings regarding censorship. OIA's report is dated January 13, 2016.