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 1/15/21)

437

Open Financial Recommendations (As of 1/15/21)

$311,868,977

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

2021

Nov 23, 2020
NFA Transmittal
4-674-21-015-R
Recommendation
1

We recommend that USAID/Southern Africa verify that mothers2mothers South Africa NPC corrects the one instance of material noncompliance detailed on page 51 of the audit report.

Questioned Cost
$0
Funds For Better Use
$0
Nov 18, 2020
NFA Transmittal
3-000-21-008-R
Recommendation
1

USAID's Office of
Acquisition and Assistance/Cost, Audit and Support Division Determine the allowability of $39,098 in questioned ineligible costs on pages III-2 of the audit report and recover any amount that is unallowable.

Questioned Cost
$39098
Funds For Better Use
$0
Recommendation
2

USAID's Office of Acquisition and Assistance/Cost, Audit and Support Division Verify that Centre for International Studies and Cooperation corrects the three instances of material noncompliance detailed on pages IV-2 to IV-6 of the audit report.

Questioned Cost
$0
Funds For Better Use
$0
Nov 18, 2020
NFA Transmittal
9-522-21-008-R
Recommendation
1

Determine the allowability of $882,367 in unsupported questioned costs on pages 20 and 21 of the audit report and recover any amount that is unallowable.

Questioned Cost
$882367
Funds For Better Use
$0
Recommendation
2

Verify that FUNADEH corrects the two instances of material noncompliance detailed on page 45 of the audit report.

Questioned Cost
$0
Funds For Better Use
$0
Nov 18, 2020
NFA Transmittal
4-669-21-001-O
Recommendation
1

We recommend that USAID/Liberia verify that Chemonics International corrects the five internal control weaknesses in findings 3.1 to 3.3 and 4.1 to 4.2 detailed on pages 42 to 56 of the agreed-upon procedures review.

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

We recommend that USAID/Liberia verify that Chemonics International corrects the seven instances of noncompliance in findings 5.3.1 to 5.3.4 and 6.3.1 to 6.3.3 detailed on pages 63 to 72 and 76 to 78 of the agreed-upon procedures review.

Questioned Cost
$0
Funds For Better Use
$0
Nov 17, 2020
NFA Transmittal
5-391-21-007-R
Recommendation
1

Verify that the Indus Basin SME Investments Limited corrects the material instance of noncompliance detailed in Finding 1 on page 18 of the report.

Questioned Cost
$0
Funds For Better Use
$0
Nov 17, 2020
NFA Transmittal
4-615-21-013-R
Recommendation
1

We recommend that USAID/Kenya and East Africa verify that Centre for Health Solutions-Kenya corrects the one instance of material noncompliance detailed on page 33 of the audit report.

Questioned Cost
$0
Funds For Better Use
$0
Nov 16, 2020
Audit Report
0-000-21-001-C
Recommendation
1

USAID's Chief Financial Officer Implement plans to create a separate role description document and access forms for back end Financial System Staff Roles and document any potential segregation of duties conflicts, specially conflicts with financial processing roles.

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

USAID's Chief Financial Officer Implement a process to review System user access on an annual basis via the System Bureau Transaction Coordinator Roles and User ID Report and supporting evidence/acknowledgements to ensure that reviews occurred. Such
evidence/acknowledgements should be retained for an appropriate period.

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

USAID's Chief Financial Officer Ensure that annual System user access recertification includes all users and ensure that any access permission not explicitly requested and approved during the recertification are disabled/removed.

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

USAID's Chief Financial Officer Modify the Funds Control Accountant and Financial Management Analyst roles to mitigate the segregation of duties conflict and update the roles description. If the roles cannot be modified, then compensating controls should be implemented to mitigate the risk of users having these controls (i.e. monitoring and review, etc.).

Questioned Cost
$0
Funds For Better Use
$0
Close Date
Recommendation
5

USAID's Chief Financial Officer Modify the Procurement Order Requestor and Procurement Obligation Processor roles to mitigate the segregation of duties conflict and update the roles descriptions. If the roles cannot be modified, then compensating controls should be implemented to mitigate the risk of users having these controls (i.e. monitoring and review, etc.).

Questioned Cost
$0
Funds For Better Use
$0
Close Date
Recommendation
6

USAID's Chief Financial Officer Implement a written process to obtain system owner approval of shared database accounts. Documented approvals for shared database accounts in the system security plan (SSP). Controls for monitoring the activities and use of the shared accounts should also be documented in the SSP.

Questioned Cost
$0
Funds For Better Use
$0
Nov 16, 2020
NFA Transmittal
4-674-21-010-R
Recommendation
1

USAID/Southern Africa determine the allowability of $87,339 in questioned costs ($2,030 ineligible, $85,309 unsupported) on pages 23 and 44 of the audit report and recover any amount that is unallowable.

Questioned Cost
$87339
Funds For Better Use
$0
Nov 16, 2020
NFA Transmittal
3-000-21-007-R
Recommendation
1

We recommend that USAID's Office of Acquisition and Assistance, Cost, Audit and Support Division verify that Oxfam GB corrects the instance of material noncompliance detailed on pages III-1, and III-2 of the audit report.

Questioned Cost
$0
Funds For Better Use
$0
Nov 16, 2020
NFA Transmittal
9-522-21-007-R
Recommendation
1

Determine the allowability of $573,279 in unsupported questioned costs on pages 21 and 22 of the audit report and recover any amount that is unallowable.

Questioned Cost
$573279
Funds For Better Use
$0
Recommendation
2

Verify that FUNADEH corrects the two instances of material noncompliance detailed on page 48 of the audit report.

Questioned Cost
$0
Funds For Better Use
$0