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 3/25/20)

422

Open Financial Recommendations (As of 3/25/20)

$144,785,810

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

2020

Feb 19, 2020
NFA Transmittal
8-278-20-014-N
Recommendation
1

USAID/Jordan verify that Arabtech Jardaneh Engineers & Architects Ltd. corrects the material instance of noncompliance and establish policies and procedures ensuring that they obtain USAID approval prior to budget reclassifications as detailed on page 17 of Ernst & Young's audit report.

Questioned Cost
$0
Funds For Better Use
$0
Feb 19, 2020
NFA Transmittal
4-674-20-043-R
Recommendation
1

USAID/Southern Africa determine the allowability of $56,226 in ineligible questioned costs on pages 12 and 13 of the audit report and recover any amount that is unallowable.

Questioned Cost
$56226
Funds For Better Use
$0
Feb 17, 2020
NFA Transmittal
8-278-20-013-N
Recommendation
1

USAID/Jordan determine the allowability and collect as appropriate, $56,550 in questioned ineligible costs, as detailed on pages 20 to 24 of Ernst & Young's audit report.

Questioned Cost
$56550
Funds For Better Use
$0
Recommendation
2

USAID/Jordan require Arabtech Jardaneh Engineers & Architects Ltd. to establish policies and procedures ensuring accurate indirect cost rates computation as detailed on pages 20 to 22 of the Ernst & Young's audit report.

Questioned Cost
$0
Funds For Better Use
$0
Feb 13, 2020
NFA Transmittal
4-674-20-040-R
Recommendation
1

USAID/Southern Africa determine the allowability of $37,590 in ineligible questioned costs on pages 15 and 20 of the audit report and recover any amount that is unallowable

Questioned Cost
$37590
Funds For Better Use
$0
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