Audit of Selected Payments By USAID/Egypt For Evacuation Travel and Related Allowances

Recommendations

Recommendation 1

USAID/Egypt determine the allowability of $2,601 in questioned costs and recover from the employee any amounts determined to be unallowable.

Questioned Cost:
$2632
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Recommendation 2

USAID/Egypt update and implement its procedures to include verifying reimbursement requests to determine whether separate maintenance allowance benefits were properly authorized and allowable and collecting any costs determined to be unallowable.

Questioned Cost:
$0
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Recommendation 3

USAID/Egypt issue a written reminder to all employees to adhere to Agency guidelines that require the use of the government travel card in lieu of an advance of funds and publicize the possible penalties for not following the guidelines.

Questioned Cost:
$0
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Recommendation 4

USAID/Egypt determine the type of offense, administer the appropriate penalty, and document the appropriate mission or personnel file accordingly.

Questioned Cost:
$0
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Recommendation 5

USAID/Egypt document the limitations for advances to U.S. direct-hire staff in the mission's procedures for advances and accounts payable.

Questioned Cost:
$0
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Recommendation 6

USAID/Egypt determine the allowability of $1,000 in questioned costs and recover from the employee any amounts determined to be unallowable.

Questioned Cost:
$1000
Close Date:
Recommendation 7

USAID/Egypt determine the allowability of $389 in questioned costs and recover from the employee any amounts determined to be unallowable.

Questioned Cost:
$393
Close Date:
Recommendation 8

USAID/Egypt review employees' payment requests for lodging to determine the allowability of all payments including the identified questioned costs of $657, $240, and $225 and recover from the employees any amounts determined to be unallowable.

Questioned Cost:
$2282
Close Date:
Recommendation 9

USAID/Egypt develop and implement management review procedures that supervisors can verify and document on an intermittent schedule.

Questioned Cost:
$0
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Recommendation 10

USAID/Egypt revise and implement its mission procedures to require financial management staff to include travel authorizations in a travel voucher package before employee reimbursements are processed.

Questioned Cost:
$0
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