Recommendation Dashboard

OIG makes recommendations in our reports to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of agency programs and help agencies identify questioned costs and funds that could be put to better use. The aim is to spur our audited agencies to take corrective actions, which allow us to close the recommendations.

This dashboard identifies current open recommendations along with the associated questioned costs.  Open recommendations may be resolved or unresolved:

  • A recommendation is resolved when OIG agrees with the agency's plan of action.
  • A recommendation is unresolved when the agency has yet to share a plan of action or OIG disagrees with the plan.

Audit Reports Issued Prior to April 1, 2019, With Open and Unimplemented Recommendations and Potential Cost Savings (USAID, MCC, USADF, IAF, OPIC) as of September 30, 2019

 

Total Open Recommendations (As of 7/30/21)

379

Open Financial Recommendations (As of 7/30/21)

$341,022,857

Please see an updated list of recommendations with their corresponding report below.

2021

Jul 30, 2021
NFA Transmittal
5-391-21-033-R
Recommendation
1

Determine the allowability of $1,058,723 in questioned costs (ineligible) as detailed in Table 1 on page 2 of this memorandum, and recover any amount that is unallowable.

Questioned Cost
$1058723
Funds For Better Use
$0
Recommendation
2

Determine the allowability of $139,491 in questioned costs (ineligible) discussed on page 3 of this memorandum and further detailed in Finding 4.3.3 on page 59 of the report and recover, as appropriate.

Questioned Cost
$139491
Funds For Better Use
$0
Jul 29, 2021
Audit Report
0-MCC-21-008-C
Recommendation
1

Implement a review process incorporating charge card spending analytics on a monthly basis to identify potential areas of abuse.

Questioned Cost
$0
Funds For Better Use
$0
Recommendation
2

Revise the receipt requirements for expenses susceptible to potential abuse such as ground transportation and miscellaneous charges.

Questioned Cost
$0
Funds For Better Use
$0
Recommendation
3

Improve its voucher review process to identify travel claims that may be excessive or wasteful.

Questioned Cost
$0
Funds For Better Use
$0
Jul 27, 2021
NFA Transmittal
4-615-21-081-R
Recommendation
1

We recommend that USAID/Kenya and East Africa determine the allowability of $33,162 in unsupported questioned costs on page 19 of the audit report and recover any amount that is unallowable.

Questioned Cost
$33162
Funds For Better Use
$0
Jul 23, 2021
Audit Report
9-000-21-008-P
Recommendation
1

Revise Automated Directives System chapter 320 to clarify requirements to:
a. Require that language documenting the results of key waiver considerations and consultations be included in waiver requests.
b. File approved waivers in the Agency Secure Image and Storage Tracking system marking waiver cabinet.

Questioned Cost
$0
Funds For Better Use
$0
Recommendation
2

Develop and implement a plan to identify all active branding and marking waivers granted by bureaus and missions and upload them into the Agency Secure Image and Storage Tracking system marking waiver cabinet.

Questioned Cost
$0
Funds For Better Use
$0
Recommendation
3

Revise standardized designation letter models to include the responsibility for agreement officer representatives to monitor marking requirements for assistance awards.

Questioned Cost
$0
Funds For Better Use
$0
Jul 22, 2021
NFA Transmittal
5-391-21-002-N
Recommendation
1

Determine the allowability of $7,994,935 ($3,716,640 ineligible and $4,278,295 unsupported) in questioned costs as detailed in Table 1 on page 2 of this memorandum and recover any amount that is unallowable.

Questioned Cost
$7994935
Funds For Better Use
$0
Recommendation
2

Determine the allowability of $3,357,910 ($2,516,906 ineligible and $841,004 unsupported) in questioned costs as detailed in Table 2 on page 3 of this memorandum and recover any amount that is unallowable.

Questioned Cost
$3357910
Funds For Better Use
$0
Jul 20, 2021
NFA Transmittal
4-685-21-080-R
Recommendation
1

We recommend that USAID/Senegal verify that Plate-forme des Acteurs Non-Etatique corrects the material weakness in internal control detailed on page 28 of the audit report.

Questioned Cost
$0
Funds For Better Use
$0
Jul 14, 2021
NFA Transmittal
4-611-21-076-R
Recommendation
1

We recommend that USAID/Zambia verify that Society for Family Health corrects the three instances of material noncompliance detailed on pages 33 to 36 of the audit report.

Questioned Cost
$0
Funds For Better Use
$0
Jul 14, 2021
NFA Transmittal
4-611-21-077-R
Recommendation
1

We recommend that USAID/Zambia determine the allowability of $211,527 in questioned costs ($75,927 ineligible, $135,600 unsupported) on pages 28, 34, and 35 of the audit report and recover any amount that is unallowable.

Questioned Cost
$211527
Funds For Better Use
$0
Recommendation
2

We recommend that USAID/Zambia verify that Zambia Centre for Communication Programmes corrects the seven instances of material noncompliance detailed on pages 60 to 70 of the audit report.

Questioned Cost
$0
Funds For Better Use
$0
Recommendation
3

We recommend that USAID/Zambia verify that Zambia Centre for Communication Programmes provides PACT Zambia with a copy of the findings raised in the audit report for their review to take any appropriate action regarding the two instances of material noncompliance related to the Zambia Community HIV Prevention Project subaward, 260 007202 as detailed on pages 62 to 65 of the report.

Questioned Cost
$0
Funds For Better Use
$0
Jul 13, 2021
NFA Transmittal
4-674-21-075-R
Recommendation
1

We recommend that USAID/Southern Africa verify that Baylor College of Medicine Children's Foundation Lesotho corrects the two instances of material noncompliance detailed on pages 31 and 35 of the audit report.

Questioned Cost
$0
Funds For Better Use
$0
Recommendation
2

We recommend that USAID/Southern Africa determine the allowability of $127,568 in ineligible questioned costs (overcharged indirect costs) and recover any amount that is unallowable.

Questioned Cost
$127568
Funds For Better Use
$0
Jul 01, 2021
NFA Transmittal
4-620-21-072-R
Recommendation
1

We recommend that USAID/Nigeria verify that Center for Clinical Care and Clinical Research corrects the two material weaknesses in internal
control detailed on pages 14 and 15 of the audit report.

Questioned Cost
$0
Funds For Better Use
$0
Recommendation
2

We recommend that USAID/Nigeria verify that Center for Clinical Care and Clinical Research corrects the two instances of material noncompliance detailed on pages 17 and 18 of the audit report.

Questioned Cost
$0
Funds For Better Use
$0