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

Jan 24, 2020
Audit Report
A-IAF-20-004-C
Recommendation
1

IAF's chief information officer develop and implement procedures for maintaining an accurate hardware and software inventory in accordance with NIST Special Publication 800-53, Revision 4, "Security and Privacy Controls for Federal Information Systems and Organizations," Security Control CM-8, information system component inventory, and IAF's standard operating procedures.

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

IAF's chief information officer update the Continuity of Operations Plan to include a business impact analysis.

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

IAF's chief information officer enforce policies and procedures to ensure that specialized security training is provided to and completed by all privileged users with significant security responsibilities in FY 2020.

Questioned Cost
$0
Funds For Better Use
$0
Jan 23, 2020
NFA Transmittal
4-674-20-031-R
Recommendation
1

USAID/Southern Africa determine the allowability of $129,244 in questioned costs ($128,610 ineligible, $634 unsupported) on pages 25, 28 and 52 of the audit report and recover any amount that is unallowable.

Questioned Cost
$129244
Funds For Better Use
$0
Recommendation
2

USAID/Southern Africa verify that Wits Health Consortium corrects the seven instances of material noncompliance detailed on pages 70 to 77 of the audit report.

Questioned Cost
$0
Funds For Better Use
$0
Jan 23, 2020
NFA Transmittal
4-613-20-030-R
Recommendation
1

USAID/Zimbabwe determine the allowability of $644,098 in questioned costs ($23,730 ineligible, $620,368 unsupported) on pages 10 and 11 of the audit report and recover any amount that is unallowable.

Questioned Cost
$644098
Funds For Better Use
$0
Recommendation
2

USAID/Zimbabwe verify that the implementer corrects the three instances of material noncompliance detailed on pages 6 to 8 of the audit report.

Questioned Cost
$0
Funds For Better Use
$0
Jan 21, 2020
NFA Transmittal
3-000-20-010-I
Recommendation
1

USAID's Office of Acquisition and Assistance Cost, Audit and Support Division: determine the allowability of $888,880 in USAID's unsupported direct questioned costs and recover any amount that is unallowable detailed on pages 5, and 10 through 12 of the audit report.

Questioned Cost
$888880
Funds For Better Use
$0
Recommendation
2

USAID's Office of Acquisition and Assistance Cost, Audit and Support Division: verify that Macfadden & Associates, Inc. corrects the material weakness detailed on pages 10 through I2 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 Macfadden & Associates, Inc. corrects the material instance of noncompliance detailed on pages 10 through 12 of the audit report.

Questioned Cost
$0
Funds For Better Use
$0
Jan 21, 2020
NFA Transmittal
5-391-20-011-R
Recommendation
1

USAID/Pakistan verify that Indus Basin SME Investments Limited corrects the four material instances of noncompliance detailed on pages 16 and 18-19 of the audit report.

Questioned Cost
$0
Funds For Better Use
$0
Jan 17, 2020
NFA Transmittal
3-000-20-008-I
Recommendation
1

Determine the allowability of $1,005,662 in unsupported direct questioned costs and recover any amount that is unallowable detailed on pages 4, 5, and 10 of the audit report.

Questioned Cost
$1005662
Funds For Better Use
$0
Recommendation
2

Verify that Associates in Rural Development, Inc. corrects the material weakness in internal control detailed in pages 6, and 10 of the audit report.

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

Verify that Associates in Rural Development, Inc. corrects the instance of material non-compliance detailed in pages 6, 8, and 10 of the audit report.

Questioned Cost
$0
Funds For Better Use
$0
Jan 16, 2020
NFA Transmittal
4-621-20-029-R
Recommendation
1

Determine the allowability of $98,946 in unsupported questioned costs on pages 22 and 23 of the audit report and recover any amount that is unallowable.

Questioned Cost
$98946
Funds For Better Use
$0
Recommendation
2

Verify that Deloitte Consulting Limited corrects the eight material weaknesses in internal control detailed on pages 32 to 48 of the audit report.

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

Verify that Deloitte Consulting Limited corrects the one instance of material noncompliance detailed on pages 56 to 57 of the audit report.

Questioned Cost
$0
Funds For Better Use
$0
Jan 16, 2020
Audit Report
A-OPC-20-003-C
Recommendation
1

Document and implement a process to maintain current and up-to-date
agreements for backup telecommunications.

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

Implement asset management procedures to include processes for
ensuring information system assets are inventoried on an organization-defined frequency.

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

Complete the enterprise architecture strategy to be in line with the
Federal enterprise architecture and risk management framework.

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

Document and implement a process to verify oversight of information
technology-related contractor roles and responsibilities.

Questioned Cost
$0
Funds For Better Use
$0
Jan 15, 2020
NFA Transmittal
8-294-20-033-R
Recommendation
1

Determine the allowability and collect as appropriate, $69,898 in questioned ineligible costs as detailed on pages 29 and 30 of El Wafa Company's audit report.

Questioned Cost
$69898
Funds For Better Use
$0
Jan 14, 2020
NFA Transmittal
8-278-20-006-N
Recommendation
1

USAID/Jordan require Queen Rania Teacher Academy to establish and implement appropriate procedures ensuring accurate fund balance reconciliation as detailed on page 14 of PricewaterhouseCoopers, Jordan audit report.

Questioned Cost
$0
Funds For Better Use
$0