Closeout Audit of Costs Incurred by Chemonics To Pursue a Peaceful Transition to a Democratic and Stable Syria, Under Award AID-OAA-TO-13-00003, January 7, 2013 to October 6, 2016

Recommendations

Recommendation 1

We recommend that USAID's Bureau for Democracy, Conflict, and Humanitarian Assistance require Chemonics to perform the required suspension and debarment verification of its subgrantees and assign individuals to perform independent reviews of the procurement files to authenticate the existence of the files (see page 10 of the audit report).

Questioned Cost:
$0
Recommendation 2

We recommend that USAID's Bureau for Democracy, Conflict, and Humanitarian Assistance verify that Chemonics performs independent reviews of its compliance documentation and ensures the documentation is properly reviewed and approved (see page 11 of the audit report).

Questioned Cost:
$0
Recommendation 3

We recommend that USAID's Bureau for Democracy, Conflict, and Humanitarian Assistance require Chemonics to enforce the internal control policy to ensure all travel for employees is properly reviewed and approved, and that Chemonics properly retains all approval documentation in accordance with the established internal policies ( see page 12 of the audit report).

Questioned Cost:
$0
Recommendation 4

We recommend that USAID's Office of Acquisition and Assistance, Cost Audit and Support Division determine the allowability of the $5,588,215 in questioned costs identified as unsupported, and recover from Chemonics any amounts determined to be unallowable.

Questioned Cost:
$5,588,215