Assessment of USAID's Fiscal Year 2016 Government Charge Card Programs

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Under the Government Charge Card Abuse Prevention Act of 2012 (the Charge Card Act), Public Law 112-194, OIG is required to conduct periodic risk assessments of USAID’s charge card programs. We assessed the level of risk of illegal, improper, or erroneous purchases and payments in those programs as low because (1) the required internal controls were in place, (2) the fiscal year 2016 charge card management plan complied with Office of Management and Budget guidance (although USAID submitted the FY 2017 plan after the deadline), and (3) no open recommendations related to the charge card programs. However, because USAID’s travel card spending exceeded the $10 million threshold set by the act, we will conduct a review or an audit of the travel card program.