Audit of USAID's Application Controls Over Premium Pay in its WebTA System

Recommendations

Recommendation 1

USAID's Chief Financial Officer either configure webTA so it prevents employees and supervisors from validating and certifying timesheets that include premium pay hours that have not been submitted and approved in accordance with webTA procedures and document the results or document the acceptance of the risk of not doing so.

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Recommendation 2

USAID's Chief Financial Officer conduct a documented review of the 151 pay provider validation rules in webTA; make a written
determination on which rules apply to Agency operations, and based on that, document an approved webTA baseline set of controls.

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Recommendation 3

USAID's Chief Information Officer, through the cognizant contracting officer, modify the written webTA contract to require the webTA vendor to provide detailed explanations of each pay provider validation rule, including the impact of each on the submission and approval of requests and the validation and approval of timesheets.

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Recommendation 4

USAID's Chief Financial Officer coordinate with the Chief Human Capital Officer and the Chief Information Officer to designate in writing a responsible office for developing and enforcing premium pay policies and procedures, and update USAID's Automated Directives System 472 and 626, including mandatory internal references, accordingly.

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