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 1/15/21)

437

Open Financial Recommendations (As of 1/15/21)

$311,868,977

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

2021

Jan 13, 2021
NFA Transmittal
3-000-21-003-D
Recommendation
1

We recommend that the USAID's Office of Acquisition and Assistance Cost, Audit and Support Division: determine the allowability of $314,149 ($28,930 ineligible, $285,219 unsupported) in direct questioned costs on pages 2 and 19 through 26 of the report and recover any amount that is unallowable.

Questioned Cost
$314149
Funds For Better Use
$0
Recommendation
2

We recommend that the USAID's Office of Acquisition and Assistance Cost, Audit and Support Division: verify that EnCompass, LLC corrects the eleven instances of material noncompliance detailed on pages 4 and 5 of the audit report.

Questioned Cost
$0
Funds For Better Use
$0
Jan 11, 2021
NFA Transmittal
3-000-21-013-R
Recommendation
1

We recommend that USAID's Office of Acquisition and Assistance Cost, Audit and Support Division verify that The Mentor Initiative corrects the material instance noncompliance detailed on page 23 of the audit report.

Questioned Cost
$0
Funds For Better Use
$0
Jan 11, 2021
NFA Transmittal
4-613-21-022-R
Recommendation
1

We recommend that USAID/Zimbabwe determine the allowability of $122,077 in ineligible questioned costs on pages 13 to 15 of the audit report and recover any amount that is unallowable.

Questioned Cost
$122077
Funds For Better Use
$0
Recommendation
2

We recommend that USAID/Zimbabwe verify that Organization for Public Health Interventions and Development corrects the one instance of material noncompliance detailed on page 28 of the audit report.

Questioned Cost
$0
Funds For Better Use
$0
Jan 07, 2021
Audit Report
A-000-21-004-C
Recommendation
1

USAID's Chief Information Officer should implement a process to document and implement mitigating controls for vulnerabilities that cannot be remediated in accordance with the timeframes defined by Agency policy.

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

USAID's Chief Information Officer should collaborate with the Office of Human Capital and Talent Management to document and implement a process to verify that separated employees' accounts are disabled in a timely manner in accordance with Agency policy.

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

USAID's Chief Human Capital Officer should implement a process to maintain records electronically for onboarding and off boarding staff.

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

USAID's Chief Information Officer should implement a process to validate that all privileged personnel receive the required specialized training prior to gaining system access.

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

USAID's Chief Information Officer should update the mobile device policy to specify the time period users must apply security and operating system updates on Agency mobile devices, and implement a process to deny access to Agency enterprise services for mobile devices that have not been updated within the prescribed period.

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

USAID's Chief Information Officer should develop and implement a process to block unauthorized applications from installing on Agency mobile devices.

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

USAID's Chief Information Officer should enhance the Agency's tracking process to include early warning indicators when testing of information system contingency plans will not be completed in the timeframes defined by USAID policy, and take corrective action.

Questioned Cost
$0
Funds For Better Use
$0
Dec 29, 2020
NFA Transmittal
3-000-21-002-T
Recommendation
1

We recommend that USAID/Management/Office of Acquisition and Assistance/Cost, Audit, and Support Division determine the allowability of $48,378 in ineligible direct questioned costs on page 39 of the audit report and recover any amount that is unallowable.

Questioned Cost
$48378
Funds For Better Use
$0
Dec 23, 2020
NFA Transmittal
8-168-21-008-N
Recommendation
1

We recommend that USAID/Bosnia and Herzegovina corrects the two instances of material noncompliance detailed on pages 25 and 26 of the audit report.

Questioned Cost
$0
Funds For Better Use
$0
Dec 21, 2020
NFA Transmittal
4-611-21-003-N
Recommendation
1

We recommend that USAID/Zambia determine the allowability of $43,012 in total questioned costs ($40,904 ineligible, $2,108 unsupported) on pages 24 and 27 of the audit report and recover any amount that is unallowable.

Questioned Cost
$43012
Funds For Better Use
$0
Recommendation
2

We recommend that USAID/Zambia verify that Development Aid From People to People corrects the four material weaknesses in internal control detailed on pages 39 to 42 and 44 to 45 of the audit report.

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

We recommend that USAID/Zambia verify that Development Aid From People to People corrects the three instances of material noncompliance detailed on pages 48 to 50 of the audit report.

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

We recommend that USAID/Zambia verify that Development Aid From People to People provides Society for Family Health with a copy of the finding raised in BDOs audit report for their review to (a) determine the allowability the ineligible questioned costs of $355 identified on page 43 and recover the amounts determined to be unallowable; and (b) take any appropriate action regarding the one material weakness related to the subaward identified on page 43.

Questioned Cost
$0
Funds For Better Use
$0
Dec 21, 2020
Audit Report
A-ADF-21-003-C
Recommendation
1

USADFs Chief Information Security Officer document and implement scan configuration reviews to analyze, detect and remediate vulnerabilities.

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

USADFs Chief Information Security Officer document and implement a process to verify USADFs Authorizing Officials review the authorization packages from provider organizations as a fundamental basis for determining risk and issue the respective Authorizations to Use for USADFs external systems and/or services.

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

USADFs Chief Information Security Officer design and implement a process, such as a periodic reconciliation of access agreements on file with a listing of new hires, to validate that all new information system users complete USADF system access agreements.

Questioned Cost
$0
Funds For Better Use
$0
Dec 14, 2020
NFA Transmittal
8-294-21-007-N
Recommendation
1

USAID/West Bank and Gaza verify that Akko Center for Arts and Technology corrects the instance of material noncompliance detailed on page 15 of the audit report.

Questioned Cost
$0
Funds For Better Use
$0
Dec 14, 2020
NFA Transmittal
3-000-21-011-R
Recommendation
1

USAID's Office of Acquisition and Assistance, Cost, Audit and Support Division verify that the Centre for International Studies and Cooperation corrects the three instances of material noncompliance detailed on pages III-1 and III-2 of the audit report.

Questioned Cost
$0
Funds For Better Use
$0