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 1/18/22)

381

Open Financial Recommendations (As of 1/18/22)

$201,553,618


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

2022

Jan 13, 2022
NFA Transmittal
4-623-22-026-R
Recommendation
1

We recommend that USAID/Kenya and East Africa determine the allowability of $60,533 in ineligible questioned costs on pages 13 and 17 of the audit report and recover any amount that is unallowable.

Questioned Cost
60533
Funds for Better Use
0
Recommendation
2

We recommend that USAID/Kenya and East Africa verify that Deloitte & Touche LLP corrects the one instance of material noncompliance detailed on pages 23 to 25 of the audit report.

Questioned Cost
0
Funds for Better Use
0
Jan 11, 2022
NFA Transmittal
4-674-22-025-R
Recommendation
1

We recommend that USAID/Southern Africa verify that Baylor College of Medicine Children's Foundation Lesotho corrects the one instance of material noncompliance detailed on pages 37 and 38 of the audit report.

Questioned Cost
0
Funds for Better Use
0
Recommendation
2

We recommend that USAID/Southern Africa verify that Baylor College of Medicine Children's Foundation Lesotho provides Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation with a copy of the findings raised in the audit report for their review and any appropriate action regarding the one material weakness in internal control and one instance of material noncompliance related to the subagreement under cooperative agreement AID-674-A-16-00005 as detailed on page 33 of the report.

Questioned Cost
0
Funds for Better Use
0
Jan 11, 2022
NFA Transmittal
3-MCC-22-005-N
Recommendation
1

We recommend that the Millennium Challenge Corporation verify that Millennium Challenge Coordinating Unit Sierra Leone corrects the four material instances of noncompliance detailed on pages 26 to 31 of the final audit report.

Questioned Cost
0
Funds for Better Use
0
Jan 03, 2022
Audit Report
8-000-22-001-P
Recommendation
1

Establish and implement procedures to ensure that congressional reporting is timely and complete, including reporting on planned funding for countries outside of the Top 50 on the WASH Needs Index.

Questioned Cost
0
Funds for Better Use
0
Dec 16, 2021
NFA Transmittal
3-000-22-004-D
Recommendation
1

We recommend that USAID's Office of Acquisition and Assistance, Cost, Audit and Support Division determine the allowability of $619,608 in direct questioned costs ($89,091 ineligible, $530,517 unsupported) summarized on page 24 of the report, and recover any amount that is unallowable

Questioned Cost
619608
Funds for Better Use
0
Recommendation
2

We recommend that USAID's Office of Acquisition and Assistance, Cost, Audit and Support Division verify that Financial Markets International Inc. corrects the five instances of material noncompliance detailed on page 3 and 4 of the audit report

Questioned Cost
0
Funds for Better Use
0
Dec 13, 2021
Audit Report
4-936-22-001-P
Recommendation
1

Assess country-specific capacity needs for local partners and develop a plan to address critical capacity gaps to inform an updated analysis of risks and mission-level local partner funding goals for the U.S. President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief.

Questioned Cost
0
Funds for Better Use
0
Recommendation
2

Develop and implement a plan to update mission-level local partner funding goals for future U.S. President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief funding at its critical missions considering the Agency's current progress, the COVID-19 operating environment, and the Office of the U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator and Health Diplomacy's intentions for the local partner initiative.

Questioned Cost
0
Funds for Better Use
0
Dec 07, 2021
NFA Transmittal
8-294-22-004-N
Recommendation
1

Verify that El Hawakeer corrects the 2 material weaknesses in internal control detailed on pages 15 and 16 of the audit report.

Questioned Cost
0
Funds for Better Use
0
Recommendation
2

Verify that El Hawakeer corrects the 2 material instances of noncompliance detailed on pages 18 and 19 of the audit report.

Questioned Cost
0
Funds for Better Use
0
Dec 07, 2021
NFA Transmittal
3-000-22-003-T
Recommendation
1

We recommend that USAID Office of Acquisition and Assistance, Cost, Audit and Support Division determine the allowability of $50,000 in questioned costs ($50,000 Ineligible) on page 35 of the audit report and recover any amount that is unallowable.

Questioned Cost
50000
Funds for Better Use
0
Dec 07, 2021
Audit Report
A-000-22-005-C
Recommendation
1

Implement a process to automatically disable system user accounts after 90 days of inactivity or implement a daily review process to ensure that accounts are disabled after 90 days of inactivity.

Questioned Cost
0
Funds for Better Use
0
Close Date
Dec 07, 2021
Recommendation
2

Address the management of system components requiring repair or service in its Supply Chain Risk Management Standard Operating Procedures.

Questioned Cost
0
Funds for Better Use
0
Dec 02, 2021
Audit Report
A-MCC-22-004-C
Recommendation
1

We recommend that MCC's Chief Information Officer develop and implement processes to document and implement lessons learned related to risk management, configuration management and identity and access management

Questioned Cost
0
Funds for Better Use
0
Recommendation
2

We recommend that MCC's Chief Information Officer develop and document supply chain policies, procedures and strategies

Questioned Cost
0
Funds for Better Use
0
Recommendation
3

We recommend that MCC's Chief Information Officer revise and implement MCC's Vulnerability Patch Compliance Policy to align with timeframes in the Department of Homeland's Fiscal Year 2021 Inspector General Federal Information Security Modernization Act of 2014 Reporting Metrics

Questioned Cost
0
Funds for Better Use
0
Recommendation
4

We recommend that MCC's Chief Information Officer develop and implement a process to conduct an independent periodic review of MCC's privacy program.

Questioned Cost
0
Funds for Better Use
0
Recommendation
5

We recommend that MCC's Chief Information Officer fully develop and implement a security awareness training strategy.

Questioned Cost
0
Funds for Better Use
0
Recommendation
6

We recommend that MCC's Chief Information Officer document and implement a process to monitor and enforce MCC's procedures for security training

Questioned Cost
0
Funds for Better Use
0
Recommendation
7

We recommend that MCC's Chief Information Officer document and implement a written process for obtaining and evaluating feedback on MCC's privacy and security training content, including role-based training

Questioned Cost
0
Funds for Better Use
0