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 2/26/21)

430

Open Financial Recommendations (As of 2/26/21)

$323,886,112

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

2009

Dec 16, 2008
Audit Report
1-517-09-003-P
Recommendation
1

USAID/Dominican Republic, under its new anticorruption strategy, assign responsibility for meeting program performance targets to specific entities or partners where appropriate and obtain their concurrence that the performance targets are achievable within the strategy period.

Questioned Cost
$0
Close Date
Recommendation
2

USAID/Dominican Republic follow up to ensure that the corruption case tracking system has been put into use.

Questioned Cost
$0
Close Date
Recommendation
3

USAID/Dominican Republic, in its new strategy, reach agreement with partners on procedures for systematically evaluating the effectiveness of training provided.

Questioned Cost
$0
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Recommendation
4

USAID/Dominican Republic exercise its influence with the Government of the Dominican Republic to ensure that the pilot institutions implement the recommended anticorruption measures that were developed through the pilot projects.

Questioned Cost
$0
Close Date
Recommendation
5

USAID/Dominican Republic revise the performance management plan to correct the reporting issues discussed in this report.

Questioned Cost
$0
Close Date
Recommendation
6

USAID/Dominican Republic report on its performance management plan performance indicators in its next operating plan results report.

Questioned Cost
$0
Close Date
Recommendation
7

USAID/Dominican Republic implement controls to provide reasonable assurance that complete and accurate information is reported in the performance management plan and operating plan results report. This should include assigning responsibility for verifying reported information and providing feedback to partners on progress reports to specific staff members.

Questioned Cost
$0
Close Date
Dec 04, 2008
Audit Report
5-306-09-002-P
Recommendation
1

USAID/Afghanistan determine the key indicators to measure and report results and revise the indicators at the implementer level, the mission level, or both, to more accurately link the activity data to the mission's planned results.

Questioned Cost
$0
Close Date
Recommendation
2

USAID/Afghanistan intervene with the Ministry of Education and Ministry of Higher Education to reach an agreement on appropriate collaborative actions to further the Higher Education Project.

Questioned Cost
$0
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Recommendation
3

USAID/Afghanistan collaborate with the Academy for Educational Development and applicable Afghanistan universities to develop an exit strategy so that key services of professional development centers will continue after project completion.

Questioned Cost
$0
Close Date
Recommendation
4

USAID/Afghanistan implement appropriate procedures to strengthen (1) project monitoring, (2) review and approval of project documents, and (3) maintenance of the cognizant technical officer project file for the Higher Education Project.

Questioned Cost
$0
Close Date
Nov 25, 2008
Audit Report
E-267-09-001-P
Recommendation
1

USAID/Iraq include outcome indicators in the National Capacity Development Program's performance management plan that measure improvement in the Iraqi ministries ability to deliver core services.

Questioned Cost
$0
Close Date
Recommendation
2

USAID/Iraq direct the National Capacity Development Program's contractor to work with the Ministry of Oil to draft a capacity development plan.

Questioned Cost
$0
Close Date
Recommendation
3

USAID/Iraq implement a plan to increase the response rate for surveys so as to provide valid results in measuring outcome measures.

Questioned Cost
$0
Close Date
Recommendation
4

USAID/Iraq add an output indicator to the Program's performance management plan to measure the number of graduate level scholarships utilized abroad.

Questioned Cost
$0
Close Date
Nov 25, 2008
Audit Report
5-391-09-001-P
Recommendation
1

USAID/Pakistan's contracting office identify and document critical contracting processes, and provide training to mission personnel responsible for these processes.

Questioned Cost
$0
Close Date
Recommendation
2

USAID/Pakistan perform a contractor evaluation of Camp Dresser and Mckee International Inc., in accordance with Agency procedures.

Questioned Cost
$0
Close Date
Recommendation
3

USAID/Pakistan modify Mission Order 203.1 to specify that cognizant technical officers are responsible for approving implementing partner and contractor performance management plans.

Questioned Cost
$0
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Recommendation
4

USAID/Pakistan perform a data quality assessment for the mission's earthquake reconstruction activities by March 31, 2009.

Questioned Cost
$0
Close Date
Nov 19, 2008
Audit Report
1-524-09-002-P
Recommendation
1

USAID/Nicaragua, in conjunction with its partners, develop a plan for testing the impact of the active teaching and learning model and the new curriculum. As part of this plan, the possibility of conducting randomized trials should be considered.

Questioned Cost
$0
Close Date
Recommendation
2

USAID/Nicaragua, in conjunction with its partners, develop a strategy to build on PRONICASS' successes and widen reform efforts in the Ministry of Education.

Questioned Cost
$0
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Recommendation
3

USAID/Nicaragua reach an agreement with the Ministry of Education and its partners to (a) provide sufficient materials to implement the active teaching and learning model and (b) provide instructions to mentor schools for distributing the materials.

Questioned Cost
$0
Close Date
Recommendation
4

USAID/Nicaragua update its performance management plan to include performance targets and actual results for the education program's current performance indicators and delete any performance indicators that are no longer considered relevant.

Questioned Cost
$0
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Recommendation
5

USAID/Nicaragua include reporting on its performance management plan indicators in the next operating plan results report.

Questioned Cost
$0
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Recommendation
6

USAID/Nicaragua, in conjunction with its partners, develop and implement a system to reasonably ensure that reported information is accurate.

Questioned Cost
$0
Close Date
Nov 17, 2008
Audit Report
M-000-09-001-C
Recommendation
1.1

We recommned that MCC Management perform detailed quality control Reviews to ensure compliance with accounting standards and reporting guidance

Questioned Cost
$0
Close Date
Recommendation
1.2

We recommend that MCC Management review and revise written policies and procedures regarding the preparation of the financial statements and related footnote disclosures to ensure that all financial statement line items are reported accurately and properly supported, and that any adjustments are reviewed and approved before recording in the GL by NBC. Document the above processes to ensure that an audit trail is available for all line items and amounts reported.

Questioned Cost
$0
Close Date
Recommendation
1.3

We recommend MCC Mangement effectively coordinate with its service providers (USAID and NBC) to ensure timely and accurate receipt of final trial balance information sufficient to prepare complete financial statements in accordance with OMB Circular A-136.

Questioned Cost
$0
Close Date
Recommendation
2

We recommend that the Millennium Challenge Corporation's management review and revise its process for requesting, authorizing, and certifying its personnel actions to ensure all actions are properly authorized, documented, and retained prior to the action being processed into the personnel database.

Questioned Cost
$0
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Recommendation
3

We recommend that the Millennium Challenge Corporation management develop and adhere to all policies and procedures related to quarterly and yearend reporting to ensure that all appropriate transactions are reviewed and a determination is made as to the amounts to accrue for the current period; and the accrual amount is properly prepared, clearly documented, and supported and that it is reviewed by both the service provider, NBC, and MCC for completeness and accuracy prior to and subsequently after posting to the GL.

Questioned Cost
$0
Close Date
Recommendation
4.1

We recommend that the MCC Management ensure that procedures for reviewing accruals and adjustments recorded by NBC are effectively performed to ensure each is valid and has been properly recorded.

Questioned Cost
$0
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Recommendation
4.2

We recommend that the MCC Management require documentation to support the entry of a JV to avoid duplication of the transactions. In addition, use of a consistent naming convention when entering JVs should be required to avoid duplication.

Questioned Cost
$0
Close Date
Recommendation
4.3

We recommend that the MCC Management ensure that PP&E reconciliations are effectively performed each quarter and that amortization schedules are accurate and complete.

Questioned Cost
$0
Close Date
Nov 14, 2008
Audit Report
0-000-09-001-C
Recommendation
1

USAID's Chief Financial Officer implement a process in accordance with the Supplement to Treasury Financial Manual Volume 1, Part 2-5100, section V (A), Periodic Review and Evaluation, to perform and document monthly reconciliation of its Fund Balance with Treasury account with the U.S. Teasury and to identify, track, and resolve all differences in a timely manner.

Questioned Cost
$0
Close Date
Recommendation
2

USAID's Office of the Chief Financial Officer implement procedures to reconcile loans receivable balances in Phoenix with the loans receivable balances in Midland's Enterprise Loan System and to investigate and resolve differences in a timely manner.

Questioned Cost
$0
Close Date
Recommendation
3

USAID's Chief Financial Officer develop and implement procedures to ensure that cognizant technical officers review and validate the quarterly accounts payable and accrued expenses amounts generated by the Accrual Reporting System before that information is recorded in the general ledger.

Questioned Cost
$0
Close Date
Recommendation
4

USAID's Chief Financial Officer develop and implement an overall plan to identify and correct the errors in the posting models and to maintain, update, and test posting models on a periodic basis.

Questioned Cost
$0
Close Date
Nov 13, 2008
Audit Report
7-660-09-001-P
Recommendation
1

USAID/Democratic Republic of Congo prepare and implement procedures for cognizant technical officers in its Democracy and Governance Office to periodically verify results reported by partners through spot checks of the reported results and maintain supporting documentation for the results achieved for operational plan indicators.

Questioned Cost
$0
Close Date
Recommendation
2

USAID/Democratic Republic of Congo update the democracy and governance performance management plan in accordance with the new post-transition strategy and develop specific procedures to assign responsibility for regularly updating the document.

Questioned Cost
$0
Close Date
Recommendation
3

In coordination with the Regional Acquisition and Assistance Office, USAID/Democratic Republic of Congo develop a checklist to include steps to perform the required interim contractor performance appraisals.

Questioned Cost
$0
Close Date
Recommendation
4

USAID/Democratic Republic of Congo in conjunction with the Regional Acquisition and Assistance Office, prepare and implement a formal plan to properly dispose of excess inventory associated with the expired awards.

Questioned Cost
$0
Close Date
Nov 09, 2008
Audit Report
6-268-09-002-P
Recommendation
1

USAID/Lebanon institute procedures to perform data quality assessments as required by Automated Directives System 203.3.5.2.

Questioned Cost
$0
Close Date
Recommendation
2

USAID/Lebanon develop a schedule to periodically sample and review its implementing partners' data for completeness, accuracy, and consistency.

Questioned Cost
$0
Close Date
Recommendation
3

USAID/Lebanon update its performance management plan to clarify definitions for its democracy and governance indicators to be objective in accordance with Automated Directives System 203.3.4.2(b).

Questioned Cost
$0
Close Date
Nov 08, 2008
Audit Report
6-278-09-003-P
Recommendation
1

USAID/Jordan direct the contractor to update the performance monitoring and evaluation plan on time for the final year of the project in accordance with the terms of the contract.

Questioned Cost
$0
Close Date
Recommendation
2

Contracting Officer, USAID/Jordan, determine the allowability of the ineligible questioned costs of $28,650 of duplicate and/or overcharges for travel, allowances, and labor claimed by the contractor for the period from May 25, 2006, to November 30, 2007, and recover any amournts determined to be unallowable.

Questioned Cost
$28650
Close Date
Recommendation
3

Contracting Officer, USAID/Jordan, determine the allowability of the unsupported questioned costs of $12,989 of duplicate and/or overcharges for travel and allowances claimed by the contractor for the period from May 25, 2006, to November 30, 2007, and recover any amounts determined to be unallowable.

Questioned Cost
$12989
Close Date