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 2/12/20)

447

Open Financial Recommendations (As of 2/12/20)

$155,192,221

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

2020

Feb 12, 2020
NFA Transmittal
3-000-20-007-T
Recommendation
1

USAID's Office of Acquisition and Assistance Cost, Audit and Support Division verify that Plan International, Inc. has corrected the material weakness in internal control over financial reporting detailed on page 40 of the audit report.

Questioned Cost
$0
Funds For Better Use
$0
Feb 11, 2020
NFA Transmittal
3-000-20-013-I
Recommendation
1

USAID's Office of Acquisition and Assistance Cost, Audit and Support Division determine the allowability of $157,375 in USAID'S unsupported direct questioned costs and recover any amount that is unallowable detailed on pages 5 and 12 through16 of the audit report.

Questioned Cost
$157375
Funds For Better Use
$0
Recommendation
2

USAID's Office of Acquisition and Assistance Cost, Audit and Support Division verify that Kimetrica, LLC corrects the material weakness detailed on pages 12 through 14 of the audit report.

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

USAID's Office of Acquisition and Assistance Cost, Audit and Support Division verify that Kimetrica, LLC corrects the material instance of noncompliance detailed on pages 12 through14 of the audit report.

Questioned Cost
$0
Funds For Better Use
$0
Feb 07, 2020
NFA Transmittal
4-605-20-038-R
Recommendation
1

USAID/Democratic Republic of Congo determine the allowability of $27,653 in questioned costs ($1,617 ineligible, $26,036 unsupported) included in the fund accountability statement of the audit report and recover any amount that is unallowable.

Questioned Cost
$27653
Funds For Better Use
$0
Recommendation
2

USAID/Democratic Republic of Congo verify that African Parks Network corrects the three instances of material noncompliance detailed on pages 3 to 6 of the compliance section of the audit report.

Questioned Cost
$0
Funds For Better Use
$0
Feb 07, 2020
Audit Report
A-000-20-005-C
Recommendation
1

USAID's senior Agency official should document and implement a process to confirm that approval of user access is documented prior to granting access to the system for which verbal approvals had been allowed.

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

USAID's chief information officer should update its hardware inventory policies to reflect the current operating environment.

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

USAID's senior Agency official for privacy should document and implement a process to continuously monitor and review privacy controls in accordance with the Privacy Continuous Monitoring Strategy.

Questioned Cost
$0
Funds For Better Use
$0
Recommendation
4

USAID's chief information officer should update the system security plan to document the frequency with which position risk designations are to be reviewed and updated.

Questioned Cost
$0
Funds For Better Use
$0
Close Date
Recommendation
5

USAID's chief information officer should document backup procedures for the current operating environment.

Questioned Cost
$0
Funds For Better Use
$0
Recommendation
6

USAID's chief information officer should update acquisition policies and procedures to include security requirements outlined in National Institute of Standards and Technology Special Publication 800-53, Revision 4, control SA 4 - Acquisition Process, for all information technology acquisitions.

Questioned Cost
$0
Funds For Better Use
$0
Recommendation
7

USAID's chief information officer should conduct a documented review of National Institute of Standards and Technology Special Publication 800-160, Volume 1, to identify security engineering principles that are applicable to the Agency and update the Agency's "SDLC Process Description Document" accordingly.

Questioned Cost
$0
Funds For Better Use
$0
Close Date
Feb 04, 2020
NFA Transmittal
5-391-20-013-R
Recommendation
1

USAID/Pakistan verify that Halcrow Pakistan (Pvt) Limited corrects the material instance of noncompliance identified in the report on compliance on page 27 and detailed in Condition II on page 31 of the audit report

Questioned Cost
$0
Funds For Better Use
$0
Jan 31, 2020
NFA Transmittal
9-517-20-018-R
Recommendation
1

Verify that UNIBE corrects the instance of material noncompliance detailed on page 47 of the audit report.

Questioned Cost
$0
Funds For Better Use
$0
Jan 30, 2020
NFA Transmittal
4-611-20-004-N
Recommendation
1

USAID/Zambia determine the allowability of $1,192,504 in questioned costs ($14,127 ineligible, $1,178,377 unsupported) on pages 13 and 16 of the audit report and recover any amount that is unallowable.

Questioned Cost
$1192504
Funds For Better Use
$0
Recommendation
2

USAID/Zambia determine the allowability of $1,063,630 in questioned cost sharing costs contributions ($40,346 ineligible, $1,023,284 unsupported) on page 69 of the audit report and recover any amount that is unallowable.

Questioned Cost
$1063630
Funds For Better Use
$0
Jan 29, 2020
NFA Transmittal
5-391-20-012-R
Recommendation
1

USAID/Pakistan determine the allowability of $134,803 in questioned costs ($131,656 ineligible and $3,147 unsupported) on pages 40 and 42 of the audit report and recover any amount that is unallowable.

Questioned Cost
$134803
Funds For Better Use
$0
Recommendation
2

USAID/Pakistan verify that University of Engineering and Technology, Peshawar corrects the five material weaknesses in internal control detailed on pages 49, 59, and 63-66 of the audit report.

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

USAID/Pakistan verify that University of Engineering and Technology, Peshawar corrects the five instances of material noncompliance detailed on pages 52-53 and 74-76 of the audit report.

Questioned Cost
$0
Funds For Better Use
$0
Jan 29, 2020
NFA Transmittal
8-267-20-002-D
Recommendation
1

USAID/Iraq require Louis Berger Group, Inc. through its prime DPK Consulting, to establish and implement policies to support its salary with timesheet, and to adhere to the excess baggage rules, as detailed on pages 5 and 11 of the Defense Contract Audit Agency's report.

Questioned Cost
$0
Funds For Better Use
$0
Jan 27, 2020
NFA Transmittal
4-623-20-034-R
Recommendation
1

USAID/Kenya and East Africa verify that the Intergovernmental Authority on Development corrects the four material weaknesses in internal control detailed on pages 23 of the audit report.

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

USAID/Kenya and East Africa verify that the Intergovernmental Authority on Development corrects the five instances of material noncompliance detailed on pages 25 of the audit report.

Questioned Cost
$0
Funds For Better Use
$0