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 10/21/21)

321

Open Financial Recommendations (As of 10/21/21)

$175,768,485


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

2021

Aug 18, 2021
NFA Transmittal
4-613-21-087-R
Recommendation
1

We recommend that USAID/Zimbabwe determine the allowability of $27,154 in ineligible questioned costs on pages 9 and 11 of the audit report and recover any amount that is unallowable.

Questioned Cost
27154
Funds for Better Use
0
Recommendation
2

We recommend that USAID/Zimbabwe verify that The Union Zimbabwe Trust corrects the seven instances of material noncompliance detailed on page 14 of the audit report and pages 7 to 16 of the management letter.

Questioned Cost
0
Funds for Better Use
0
Aug 17, 2021
NFA Transmittal
4-621-21-085-R
Recommendation
1

We recommend that USAID/Tanzania verify that Deloitte Consulting Limited corrects the five material weaknesses in internal control detailed on pages 33 to 36, and 40 to 45 of the audit report.

Questioned Cost
0
Funds for Better Use
0
Recommendation
2

We recommend that USAID/Tanzania verify that Deloitte Consulting Limited corrects the two instances of material noncompliance detailed on pages 48, 49, and 52 of the audit report.

Questioned Cost
0
Funds for Better Use
0
Aug 11, 2021
Audit Report
A-000-21-001-P
Recommendation
1

Develop and implement written procedures to:
- Periodically test the effectiveness of the rules for its data loss prevention tool and revise those rules when needed.
- Configure the Agency's data loss prevention tool to prevent the loss of other types of personally identifiable information (such as home addresses and dates of birth), in addition to Social Security numbers.
- Manage data loss prevention activities, including when staff should be notified of their violations.

Questioned Cost
0
Funds for Better Use
0
Recommendation
2

Revise "Information Technology (IT) Security Training-Policy, Standards, Guidelines, and Plan" to document and implement a process for:
- Providing role-based privacy training to staff that are responsible for processing personally identifiable information.
- Providing role-based privacy training to staff at least annually.
- Training staff on how to identify new privacy risks and retention schedules for personally identifiable information as required in the role-based privacy training materials.

Questioned Cost
0
Funds for Better Use
0
Close Date
Oct 18, 2021
Recommendation
3

Update and implement the Agency's Social Security number reduction plan.

Questioned Cost
0
Funds for Better Use
0
Recommendation
4

Update and implement the Agency's "System of Records Notices Standard Operating Procedure" to:
- Align with current requirements for reviewing and updating Agency system of record notices.
- Document decisions that system changes were not significant and, thus, related system of record notices do not need to be updated.
In addition, update the following system of record notices with the missing or incomplete elements identified in Appendix B of this document, as required by Office of Management and Budget Circular A-108:
- Personnel Security and Suitability investigations records;
- Google Apps;
- Personal Services Contract records;
- Congressional relations, inquiries, and travel records; and
- Litigation records.

Questioned Cost
0
Funds for Better Use
0
Recommendation
5

Develop and implement a plan to maintain a complete, accurate inventory of the Agency's third-party websites-including periodic reminders to staff that implementing partners should notify the Agency when creating or deactivating public-facing, third-party websites-and take action, where needed, to post privacy notices on websites that collect personally identifiable information.

Questioned Cost
0
Funds for Better Use
0
Jul 30, 2021
NFA Transmittal
5-391-21-033-R
Recommendation
1

Determine the allowability of $1,058,723 in questioned costs (ineligible) as detailed in Table 1 on page 2 of this memorandum, and recover any amount that is unallowable.

Questioned Cost
1058723
Funds for Better Use
0
Recommendation
2

Determine the allowability of $139,491 in questioned costs (ineligible) discussed on page 3 of this memorandum and further detailed in Finding 4.3.3 on page 59 of the report and recover, as appropriate.

Questioned Cost
139491
Funds for Better Use
0
Jul 29, 2021
Audit Report
0-MCC-21-008-C
Recommendation
1

Implement a review process incorporating charge card spending analytics on a monthly basis to identify potential areas of abuse.

Questioned Cost
0
Funds for Better Use
0
Recommendation
2

Revise the receipt requirements for expenses susceptible to potential abuse such as ground transportation and miscellaneous charges.

Questioned Cost
0
Funds for Better Use
0
Recommendation
3

Improve its voucher review process to identify travel claims that may be excessive or wasteful.

Questioned Cost
0
Funds for Better Use
0
Jul 27, 2021
NFA Transmittal
4-615-21-081-R
Recommendation
1

We recommend that USAID/Kenya and East Africa determine the allowability of $33,162 in unsupported questioned costs on page 19 of the audit report and recover any amount that is unallowable.

Questioned Cost
33162
Funds for Better Use
0
Jul 23, 2021
Audit Report
9-000-21-008-P
Recommendation
1

Revise Automated Directives System chapter 320 to clarify requirements to:
a. Require that language documenting the results of key waiver considerations and consultations be included in waiver requests.
b. File approved waivers in the Agency Secure Image and Storage Tracking system marking waiver cabinet.

Questioned Cost
0
Funds for Better Use
0
Recommendation
2

Develop and implement a plan to identify all active branding and marking waivers granted by bureaus and missions and upload them into the Agency Secure Image and Storage Tracking system marking waiver cabinet.

Questioned Cost
0
Funds for Better Use
0
Recommendation
3

Revise standardized designation letter models to include the responsibility for agreement officer representatives to monitor marking requirements for assistance awards.

Questioned Cost
0
Funds for Better Use
0
Jul 22, 2021
NFA Transmittal
5-391-21-002-N
Recommendation
1

Determine the allowability of $7,994,935 ($3,716,640 ineligible and $4,278,295 unsupported) in questioned costs as detailed in Table 1 on page 2 of this memorandum and recover any amount that is unallowable.

Questioned Cost
7994935
Funds for Better Use
0
Recommendation
2

Determine the allowability of $3,357,910 ($2,516,906 ineligible and $841,004 unsupported) in questioned costs as detailed in Table 2 on page 3 of this memorandum and recover any amount that is unallowable.

Questioned Cost
3357910
Funds for Better Use
0
Jul 20, 2021
NFA Transmittal
4-685-21-080-R
Recommendation
1

We recommend that USAID/Senegal verify that Plate-forme des Acteurs Non-Etatique corrects the material weakness in internal control detailed on page 28 of the audit report.

Questioned Cost
0
Funds for Better Use
0
Jul 14, 2021
NFA Transmittal
4-611-21-076-R
Recommendation
1

We recommend that USAID/Zambia verify that Society for Family Health corrects the three instances of material noncompliance detailed on pages 33 to 36 of the audit report.

Questioned Cost
0
Funds for Better Use
0
Close Date
Sep 15, 2021