According to an audit report from the Smithsonian Inspector General dated October 13, the Smithsonian Institution from 2002 to 2006 failed to report taxable income paid for employees’ moving expenses and paid in connection with recruiting new employees. The Smithsonian spent almost $2 million to attract new employees or move existing ones, reporting income of approximately $1.2 million on W-2 forms for that type of payment when it should have reported approximately $1.4 million, the report said. While it was auditing executive compensation, the Smithsonian Inspector General Ryan said the office discovered that the Smithsonian had weak policies and procedures for relocation and recruitment payments. The problems were attributed to decentralized organization at the museum, weak procedures and not enough training on data entry and reporting.