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.

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Total Open Recommendations (As of 11/18/22)

346

Open Financial Recommendations (As of 11/18/22)

$163,813,909


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

2023

Nov 17, 2022
Audit Report
8-278-23-001-P
Recommendation
1

Update the institutional risk assessment for the Central Bank of Jordan and the Ministry of Planning and International Cooperation through which cash transfer funds flow.

Questioned Cost
0
Funds for Better Use
0
Recommendation
2

Document the justification for any deviations from the 7-step risk management process for the cash transfer program in the grant agreement file.

Questioned Cost
0
Funds for Better Use
0
Nov 16, 2022
NFA Transmittal
4-685-23-027-R
Recommendation
1

USAID/Senegal determine the allowability of $265,587 in questioned costs ($89,798 ineligible, $175,789 unsupported) on pages 18,19 and 23 of the audit report and recover any amount that is unallowable.

Questioned Cost
265587
Funds for Better Use
0
Recommendation
2

USAID/Senegal. verify that Ministry of Health and Social Welfare/National Malaria Control Program corrects the one material weakness in internal control detailed on pages 44 and 45 of the audit report.

Questioned Cost
0
Funds for Better Use
0
Recommendation
3

USAID/Senegal verify that Ministry of Health and Social Welfare/National Malaria Control Program corrects the six instances of material noncompliance detailed on pages 50 to 57 of the audit report.

Questioned Cost
0
Funds for Better Use
0
Nov 16, 2022
NFA Transmittal
4-685-23-026-R
Recommendation
1

We recommend that USAID/Senegal verify that National Land Observatory of Burkina Faso corrects the three material weaknesses in internal control detailed on pages 29, 30, and 38 of the audit report.

Questioned Cost
0
Funds for Better Use
0
Nov 15, 2022
Audit Report
0-MCC-23-002-C
Recommendation
1

Develop and document MCC's oversight procedures for verification of Millennium Challenge Accounts' physical verification of all fixed assets acquired with MCC funds annually as required by the Millennium Challenge Accounts' Fiscal Accountability Plan.

Questioned Cost
0
Funds for Better Use
0
Recommendation
2

Obtain the Accountable Entity's report summarizing the results of the annual physical count, inspection, and reconciliation, including explanations for any discrepancies noted and follow up on any delays.

Questioned Cost
0
Funds for Better Use
0
Recommendation
3

Require the Accountable Entity Chief Financial Officer to review the annual report and approve any adjustments necessary to reconcile Fixed Assets Register with the accounting records.

Questioned Cost
0
Funds for Better Use
0
Recommendation
4

Develop and document MCC's oversight procedures to ensure the Accountable Entity's physical count of all Program Fixed Assets is conducted within the required 90 days before the Compact closeout.

Questioned Cost
0
Funds for Better Use
0
Recommendation
5

Update MCC's Accountable Entity Audit process to include additional internal controls and monitoring procedures to ensure that any Covered Providers are identified clearly in each Millennium Challenge Accounts Audit Plan and ensure the Millennium Challenge Accounts Audit Plan provides a detailed schedule for completing the required audits of the identified Covered Providers.

Questioned Cost
0
Funds for Better Use
0
Recommendation
6

Update MCC's updated monitoring procedures to ensure that Covered Provider audits are completed prior to program closure, as well as formalizing the evaluation and documentation of approvals of any deviations or extensions arising with respect to Covered Provider audits.

Questioned Cost
0
Funds for Better Use
0
Nov 12, 2022
Audit Report
0-000-23-001-C
Recommendation
1

Update the methodology for reporting and posting quarterly accruals to eliminate or mitigate the human factor while increasing automation by developing a system generated accrual estimation amount for financial reporting purpose.

Questioned Cost
0
Funds for Better Use
0
Recommendation
2

Issue written guidance for Agreement Officer Representatives /Contracting Officer Representatives to contact Office of the Chief Financial Officer if they need to post an accrual over and above the amount allowed in the current Phoenix accruals system.

Questioned Cost
0
Funds for Better Use
0
Recommendation
3

Update the Phoenix system security plan to include National Institute of Standards and Technology 800-53 Revision 5 controls.

Questioned Cost
0
Funds for Better Use
0
Recommendation
4

Perform a Security Control Assessment and use the results to update the Phoenix system security plan and create plans of action and milestones for any planned controls.

Questioned Cost
0
Funds for Better Use
0
Recommendation
5

Provide the results of the Phoenix Security Control Assessment and the updated system security plan to the Authorizing Official for review and approval.

Questioned Cost
0
Funds for Better Use
0
Recommendation
6

Review and, if needed, update the Memorandum of Understanding with the Department of State to include changes and obtain approval of the Agency officials.

Questioned Cost
0
Funds for Better Use
0
Recommendation
7

Review and update the Service Level Agreement with the Department of State. Additionally, USAID should implement a process to ensure that the Service Level Agreement is reviewed annually.

Questioned Cost
0
Funds for Better Use
0
Nov 09, 2022
NFA Transmittal
4-620-23-023-R
Recommendation
1

USAID/Nigeria verify that Nuru Nigeria corrects the one material weakness in internal control detailed on pages 37 and 38 of the audit report

Questioned Cost
0
Funds for Better Use
0
Recommendation
2

USAID/Nigeria verify that Nuru Nigeria corrects the one instance of material noncompliance detailed on pages 36 and 37 of the audit report

Questioned Cost
0
Funds for Better Use
0
Nov 08, 2022
NFA Transmittal
4-611-23-022-R
Recommendation
1

We recommend that USAID/Zambia determine the allowability of $76,338 in unsupported questioned costs on pages 22 and 27 of the audit report and recover any amount that is unallowable.

Questioned Cost
76338
Funds for Better Use
0
Recommendation
2

We recommend that USAID/Zambia verify that Coalition Health Zambia corrects the eight material weaknesses in internal control detailed on pages 34 to 48 of the audit report.

Questioned Cost
0
Funds for Better Use
0
Recommendation
3

We recommend that USAID/Zambia verify that Coalition Health Zambia corrects the one instance of material noncompliance detailed on pages 51 to 52 of the audit report.

Questioned Cost
0
Funds for Better Use
0
Nov 04, 2022
NFA Transmittal
4-623-23-020-R
Recommendation
1

We recommend that USAID/Kenya and East Africa determine the allowability of $76,217 in ineligible questioned costs on pages 30, 33, 34, and 40 of the audit report and recover any amount that is unallowable.

Questioned Cost
76217
Funds for Better Use
0
Recommendation
2

We recommend that USAID/Kenya and East Africa verify that Amref Health Africa corrects the two instances of material noncompliance detailed on pages 47 to 49 of the audit report.

Questioned Cost
0
Funds for Better Use
0
Recommendation
3

We recommend that USAID/Kenya and East Africa verify that Amref Health Africa provides LVCT Health with a copy of the audit report for their review to 1) determine the allowability of the $5,095 in ineligible questioned costs identified and recover any amount that is unallowable; and 2) take any corrective action regarding the one instance of material noncompliance identified in relation to the subaward Stawisha Pwani detailed on page 42, 43 and 47 of the audit report.

Questioned Cost
0
Funds for Better Use
0
Nov 02, 2022
NFA Transmittal
4-615-23-017-R
Recommendation
1

USAID/Kenya and East Africa verify that St. John's Community Centre corrects the one instance of material noncompliance detailed on page 35 of the audit report.

Questioned Cost
0
Funds for Better Use
0
Nov 02, 2022
NFA Transmittal
4-617-23-019-R
Recommendation
1

We recommend that USAID/Uganda determine the allowability of $38,642 in ineligible questioned costs on pages 17 and 23 of the audit report and recover any amount that is unallowable.

Questioned Cost
38642
Funds for Better Use
0
Recommendation
2

We recommend that USAID/Uganda verify that Transcultural Psychosocial Organisation corrects the four instances of material noncompliance detailed on pages 38 to 42 of the audit report.

Questioned Cost
0
Funds for Better Use
0