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.

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Total Open Recommendations (As of 6/28/22)

324

Open Financial Recommendations (As of 6/28/22)

$194,983,063


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

2009

Jan 21, 2009
Audit Report
4-650-09-002-P
Recommendation
1

USAID/Sudan develop and implement a plan, with milestones, to provide training to all implementing partners and service providers on how to (a) property record and report on program results, (b) maintain source documents, and (c) avoid mathematical errors.

Questioned Cost
0
Close Date
Sep 30, 2009
Recommendation
2

USAID/Sudan establish procedures to ensure that reported results from implementing partners meet validity, reliability and timeliness standards.

Questioned Cost
0
Close Date
Sep 30, 2009
Recommendation
3

USAIDISudan (a) establish procedures requiring senior mission management review and approval of final performance management plans and (b) review and approve the performance management plan for the education program.

Questioned Cost
0
Close Date
Jan 21, 2009
Recommendation
4

USAJD/Sudan strengthen its procedures to ensure that all of its data quality assessments include a thorough review of data validity and reliability.

Questioned Cost
0
Close Date
Sep 30, 2009
Recommendation
5

USAID/Sudan establish procedures that require the regular confirmation of data validity and reliability, as well as adequate reporting systems, for results during site visits at all implementing partners and service providers.

Questioned Cost
0
Close Date
Sep 30, 2009
Recommendation
6

USAID/Sudan establish procedures requiring that the confirmation of data validity and reliability during site visits be documented in site visit reports.
9

Questioned Cost
0
Close Date
Sep 30, 2009
Jan 15, 2009
Audit Report
1-511-09-004-P
Recommendation
1

USAID/Bolivia determine the allowability with regard to the unsupported questioned costs of $79,285 and recover from Engendered Health the amount determined to be unallowable.

Questioned Cost
79285
Close Date
Mar 02, 2010
Recommendation
2

USAID/Bolivia determine the allowability of $134,309 in unsupported cost sharing contributions and $229,500 in ineligible required cost sharing contributions that were not made as of June 30, 2008 and recover from Engender Health the amount determined to be unallowable

Questioned Cost
403099
Close Date
Sep 29, 2016
Recommendation
3

USAID/Bolivia determine the allowability with regard to the 12.5 percent of ineligible questioned salary cost in the amount of $76,343 as well as associated indirect costs totaling $59,072 and recover from Engender Health the amount determined to be unallowable.

Questioned Cost
135415
Close Date
Sep 29, 2016
Recommendation
4

USAID/Bolivia determine the allowability of unsupported salary in the amount of $26,400 as this is deemed a questioned cost as well as associated indirect costs of $20,427 and recover from Engender Health the amount determined to be unallowable.

Questioned Cost
46827
Close Date
Mar 02, 2010
Recommendation
5

USAID/Bolivia determine the allowability of the 50 percent of temporary office costs deemed an ineligible questioned cost in the amount of $1,397 as well as associated indirect costs totaling $297 and recover from Engender Health the amount determined to be unallowable.

Questioned Cost
1694
Close Date
Mar 28, 2013
Recommendation
6

USAID/Bolivia determine the allowability with regard to all consulting expenses above $500 totaling $261,184 for cooperative agreement 511-A-00-06-00210-00 as these are deemed to be ineligible questioned costs as well as the associated indirect costs of $55,684 and recover from Engender Health the amount determined to be unallowable.

Questioned Cost
316866
Close Date
Sep 29, 2010
Recommendation
7

USAID/Washington (Global Health) determine the allowability with regard to all consulting expenses above $500 totaling $411,653 for the global agreement GPO-A-00-03-00006-00 as these are deemed ineligible questioned costs and the associated indirect cost rates coming to $87,764 and recover from Engender Health the amount determined to be unallowable.

Questioned Cost
499417
Close Date
Sep 24, 2013
Recommendation
8

The agreement officer for the Global Field Support agreement no. GPO-A-00-03-00006-00 determine the allowability with regard to ineligible questioned costs of $4,000, as well as the related estimated indirect costs of $852 and recover from Engender Health the amount determined to be unallowable.

Questioned Cost
4852
Close Date
Aug 30, 2013
Dec 24, 2008
Audit Report
M-000-09-001-P
Recommendation
1

We recommend that the Millennium Challenge Corporation's vice president, Department of Compact Implementation, revise the two indicators-percentage of MCA-Honduras loan portfolio at risk and funds lent from MCA-Honduras to financial institutions-to reflect MCC's and MCA-H's revision of the Farmers Access to Credit activity.

Questioned Cost
0
Close Date
Oct 16, 2009
Recommendation
2

We recommend that the Millennium Challenge Corporation's vice president, Department of Compact Implementation, analyze the Rural Development Project, Farmer Training and Development Activity to explain what contributed to the increased income of beneficiaries and document the analysis.

Questioned Cost
0
Close Date
Oct 16, 2010
Recommendation
3

We recommend that the Millennium Challenge Corporation's vice president, Department of Compact Implementation, develop a strategy to resolve budget shortfalls when they occur.

Questioned Cost
0
Close Date
Dec 24, 2009
Recommendation
4

We recommend that the Millennium Challenge Corporation's vice president, Department of Compact Implementation, clarify MCC's expectations on roles and responsibilities of the MCA Monitoring and Evaluation function, specifically on the use of monitoring as a management tool.

Questioned Cost
0
Close Date
Oct 16, 2009
Recommendation
5

We recommend that the Millennium Challenge Corporation's vice president, Department of Compact Implementation, issue guidance by December 31, 2008 on reporting requirements for performance deviations from the targets established in its Monitoring and Evaluation Plans.

Questioned Cost
0
Close Date
Oct 16, 2009
Dec 18, 2008
Audit Report
4-656-09-001-P
Recommendation
1

USAID/Mozambique issue and implement guidance to its implementing partners prohibiting the use or distribution of expired PEPFAR commodities and requiring that expired commodities be returned to the provincial and central warehouses for disposal.

Questioned Cost
0
Close Date
May 04, 2009
Recommendation
2

USAID/Mozambique, in collaboration with the Supply Chain Management System and the Ministry of Health's Center for Medicines and Medical Supplies, incorporate measures to improve commodity storage conditions into project work plans.

Questioned Cost
0
Close Date
May 04, 2009
Recommendation
3

USAID/Mozambique, in cooperation with the Supply Chain Management System, develop and implement a monitoring and evaluation plan for PEPFAR commodity storage to ensure that commodities are stored in accordance with John Snow International/Deliver Guidelines for Proper Storage of Health Commodities.

Questioned Cost
0
Close Date
May 04, 2009
Recommendation
4

USAID/Mozambique, in collaboration with the Supply Chain Management System, provide a Portuguese translation of the John Snow International/Deliver Guidelines for Proper Storage of Health Commodities and distribute the guidelines to all warehouses storing PEPFAR commodities as a reference for warehouse personnel and develop an action plan with milestones to conduct inventory management training as part of ongoing and regular site visits.

Questioned Cost
0
Close Date
May 04, 2009
Recommendation
5

USAID/Mozambique develop action plans to conduct regular site visits to health facilities and storage warehouses that use and store PEPFAR commodities.

Questioned Cost
0
Close Date
May 04, 2009
Recommendation
6

USAID/Mozambique collaborate with Mozambique's Ministry of Health to develop procedures to provide USAID/Mozambique with improved access to Ministry of Health project sites.

Questioned Cost
0
Close Date
Aug 24, 2009
Recommendation
7

USAID/Mozambique develop specific procedures to validate reported data from service providers in conjunction with site visits.

Questioned Cost
0
Close Date
May 04, 2009
Recommendation
8

USAID/Mozambique develop procedures and implement a plan to verify partner compliance with USAID's branding requirements.

Questioned Cost
0
Close Date
May 04, 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
May 07, 2010
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
Mar 11, 2010
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
Close Date
May 25, 2010
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
Mar 11, 2010
Recommendation
5

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

Questioned Cost
0
Close Date
Sep 01, 2009
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
Mar 02, 2010
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
Mar 11, 2010
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
Jul 09, 2009
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
Close Date
Nov 24, 2009
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
May 08, 2009
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
Dec 04, 2008
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
May 27, 2009
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
May 27, 2009
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
May 27, 2009
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
May 27, 2009
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
Sep 30, 2009
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
May 18, 2009
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
Close Date
May 18, 2009
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
May 18, 2009
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
Mar 31, 2010
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
Close Date
Mar 31, 2010
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
Mar 31, 2010
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
Close Date
Mar 31, 2010
Recommendation
5

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

Questioned Cost
0
Close Date
Mar 31, 2010
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
Mar 31, 2010
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
Apr 04, 2011
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
Nov 17, 2008
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
Apr 04, 2011
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
Close Date
Apr 04, 2011
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
Apr 04, 2011
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
Close Date
Apr 04, 2011
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
Apr 04, 2011
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
Apr 04, 2011