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

Jan 30, 2020
NFA Transmittal
4-611-20-004-N
Recommendation
1

USAID/Zambia determine the allowability of $1,192,504 in questioned costs ($14,127 ineligible, $1,178,377 unsupported) on pages 13 and 16 of the audit report and recover any amount that is unallowable.

Questioned Cost
$1192504
Funds For Better Use
$0
Recommendation
2

USAID/Zambia determine the allowability of $1,063,630 in questioned cost sharing costs contributions ($40,346 ineligible, $1,023,284 unsupported) on page 69 of the audit report and recover any amount that is unallowable.

Questioned Cost
$1063630
Funds For Better Use
$0
Jan 29, 2020
NFA Transmittal
5-391-20-012-R
Recommendation
1

USAID/Pakistan determine the allowability of $134,803 in questioned costs ($131,656 ineligible and $3,147 unsupported) on pages 40 and 42 of the audit report and recover any amount that is unallowable.

Questioned Cost
$134803
Funds For Better Use
$0
Recommendation
2

USAID/Pakistan verify that University of Engineering and Technology, Peshawar corrects the five material weaknesses in internal control detailed on pages 49, 59, and 63-66 of the audit report.

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

USAID/Pakistan verify that University of Engineering and Technology, Peshawar corrects the five instances of material noncompliance detailed on pages 52-53 and 74-76 of the audit report.

Questioned Cost
$0
Funds For Better Use
$0
Jan 29, 2020
NFA Transmittal
8-267-20-002-D
Recommendation
1

USAID/Iraq require Louis Berger Group, Inc. through its prime DPK Consulting, to establish and implement policies to support its salary with timesheet, and to adhere to the excess baggage rules, as detailed on pages 5 and 11 of the Defense Contract Audit Agency's report.

Questioned Cost
$0
Funds For Better Use
$0
Jan 27, 2020
NFA Transmittal
4-623-20-034-R
Recommendation
1

USAID/Kenya and East Africa verify that the Intergovernmental Authority on Development corrects the four material weaknesses in internal control detailed on pages 23 of the audit report.

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

USAID/Kenya and East Africa verify that the Intergovernmental Authority on Development corrects the five instances of material noncompliance detailed on pages 25 of the audit report.

Questioned Cost
$0
Funds For Better Use
$0
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