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 7/2/20)

468

Open Financial Recommendations (As of 7/2/20)

$353,360,480

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

2020

Jun 25, 2020
NFA Transmittal
5-391-20-055-R
Recommendation
1

USAID/Pakistan Determine the allowability of $2.56 million in unsupported questioned costs identified on page 2 of this memorandum and detailed on pages 21-22 of the audit report and recover any amount that is unallowable.

Questioned Cost
$2560000
Funds For Better Use
$0
Jun 25, 2020
NFA Transmittal
8-294-20-035-N
Recommendation
1

USAID/West Bank and Gaza Determine the allowability of $2,221,017 in questioned amounts, ($14,639 unsupported, $362 ineligible, and $2,206,016 cost share shortfall as detailed on pages 18, 19, 21, and 24 of the audit report and recover any amount that is unallowable.

Questioned Cost
$2221017
Funds For Better Use
$0
Jun 23, 2020
NFA Transmittal
5-391-20-053-R
Recommendation
1

USAID/Pakistan: Determine the allowability of $41,525 in questioned costs (ineligible) on pages 11 and 12 of the audit report and recover any amount that is unallowable.

Questioned Cost
$41525
Funds For Better Use
$0
Jun 23, 2020
NFA Transmittal
3-000-20-013-D
Recommendation
1

USAID's Office of Acquisition and Assistance, Cost, Audit and Support Division: Determine the allowability of $2,299,259 in ineligible direct questioned costs, on pages 11 to 15 of the report, and recover any amount that is unallowable.

Questioned Cost
$2299259
Funds For Better Use
$0
Recommendation
2

USAID's Office of Acquisition and Assistance, Cost, Audit and Support Division Verify that Deloitte Consulting-Federal corrects the six instances of material noncompliance detailed on page 5 of the audit report.

Questioned Cost
$0
Funds For Better Use
$0
Jun 19, 2020
Audit Report
A-000-20-006-P
Recommendation
1

USAID's Chief Information Officer Conduct a risk-assessment of the current session-termination setting of seven days versus the eight-hour best practice for the [Agency's] external cloud system, and take the necessary action based on the results of the risk-assessment.

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

USAID's Chief Information Officer Develop and implement written policies and procedures for Agency-created external cloud-system administrators to clearly define and specify the privileges that should be assigned to each role.

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

USAID's Chief Information Officer Conduct a risk-assessment for Agency staff using personal devices to access the external cloud system and determine what actions Agency officials need to take to mitigate any identified risks. This includes updating relevant policies to reflect the acceptable use of personal devices consistently as deemed appropriate by management and providing training to staff on those new policies.

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

USAID's Chief Information Officer Develop and implement policies and procedures to disable network accounts promptly for contractors when the contracted work ends.

Questioned Cost
$0
Funds For Better Use
$0
Close Date
Jun 18, 2020
NFA Transmittal
5-386-20-051-R
Recommendation
1

USAID/India Determine the allowability of $33,283 in questioned costs (ineligible) identified on page 24 and further detailed on pages 29-37 of the audit report and recover any amount that is unallowable.

Questioned Cost
$33283
Funds For Better Use
$0
Jun 18, 2020
NFA Transmittal
3-000-20-018-R
Recommendation
1

USAID's office of Acquisition and Assistance, Cost, Audit and Support Division: Determine the allowability of $12,347 in ineligible, and $27,143 in unsupported questioned costs in Appendixes 2a and 2b of the audit report and recover any amount that is unallowable.

Questioned Cost
$39490
Funds For Better Use
$0
Recommendation
2

USAID's office of Acquisition and Assistance, Cost, Audit and Support Division: Verify that Deutsche Welthungerhilfe e. V. corrects the three material instances of noncompliance detailed on Appendixes 5/1 through 5/3 of the audit report.

Questioned Cost
$0
Funds For Better Use
$0
Jun 17, 2020
NFA Transmittal
8-306-20-032-N
Recommendation
1

USAID/Afghanistan determine the allowability of $19,706 in questioned ineligible costs on pages 21, 22 and 23 of the audit report and recover any amount that is unallowable.

Questioned Cost
$19706
Funds For Better Use
$0
Recommendation
2

USAID/Afghanistan determine the allowability of $321,548 of unused project funds on pages 21, 22 and 23 of the audit report and recover any amount that is unallowable, to be deobligated and reprogramed for better use.

Questioned Cost
$0
Funds For Better Use
$321548
Recommendation
3

USAID/Afghanistan verify that Blumont Global Development Inc. corrects the two material instances of noncompliance detailed on pages 21 to 23 of the audit report.

Questioned Cost
$0
Funds For Better Use
$0
Jun 17, 2020
NFA Transmittal
4-615-20-082-R
Recommendation
1

USAID/Kenya and East Africa Determine the allowability of $40,631 in unsupported questioned costs on pages 6 and 21 of the audit report and recover any amount that is unallowable.

Questioned Cost
$40631
Funds For Better Use
$0
Recommendation
2

USAID/Kenya and East Africa Verify that Christian Aid corrects the five instances of material noncompliance detailed on pages 32 to 36 of the audit report.

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

USAID/Dominican Republic Determine the allowability of $1,428 in unsupported questioned costs on pages 6 and 21 of the audit report and recover any amount that is unallowable.

Questioned Cost
$1428
Funds For Better Use
$0
Jun 17, 2020
NFA Transmittal
3-000-20-045-I
Recommendation
1

USAID's Office of Acquisition and Assistance Cost, Audit and Support Division Verify that Avenir Health, Incorporated corrects the instance of material noncompliance detailed on pages eight to ten of the audit report.

Questioned Cost
$0
Funds For Better Use
$0