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 7/16/21)

374

Open Financial Recommendations (As of 7/16/21)

$329,835,493

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

2021

Apr 27, 2021
NFA Transmittal
3-MCC-21-007-N
Recommendation
1

We recommend that Millennium Challenge Corporation determine the allowability of $ 987,010.06 in questioned costs ($ 987,010.06 ineligible) on page 7 of the audit report and recover any amount that is unallowable.

Questioned Cost
$987010
Funds For Better Use
$0
Recommendation
2

We recommend that Millennium Challenge Corporation verify that MCA-Morocco corrects the two material weaknesses in internal control detailed on page 27 of the audit report.

Questioned Cost
$0
Funds For Better Use
$0
Apr 26, 2021
NFA Transmittal
8-306-21-025-N
Recommendation
1

Determine the allowability of $61,833 in total ineligible questioned costs ($7,856 related to the fund accountability statement and $53,977 related to the cost share contribution) detailed on pages 27 to 35 of the audit report and recover any amount that is unallowable.

Questioned Cost
$61833
Funds For Better Use
$0
Recommendation
2

Verify that American University of Afghanistan corrects the one material weakness in internal control detailed on pages 31 to 35 the audit report.

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

Verify that American University of Afghanistan corrects the one instance of material noncompliance detailed on pages 27 to 30 of the audit report.

Questioned Cost
$0
Funds For Better Use
$0
Apr 26, 2021
NFA Transmittal
5-391-21-024-R
Recommendation
1

Determine the allowability of $1,168,204 ($11,256 ineligible; $1,156,948 unsupported) in questioned costs as detailed in Table 1 on page 2 of this memorandum and recover any amount that is unallowable.

Questioned Cost
$1168204
Funds For Better Use
$0
Apr 26, 2021
NFA Transmittal
4-000-21-054-R
Recommendation
1

We recommend that USAID/M/OAA/CAS/CAM verify that Solidarités International corrects the two instances of material noncompliance detailed on pages III-1 to III-3 of the audit report.

Questioned Cost
$0
Funds For Better Use
$0
Apr 26, 2021
NFA Transmittal
4-674-21-053-R
Recommendation
1

We recommend that USAID/Southern Africa determine the allowability of $80,266 in ineligible questioned costs ($77,321 in overcharged indirect costs and $2,945 on page 14 of the audit report) and recover any amount that is unallowable.

Questioned Cost
$80266
Funds For Better Use
$0
Apr 22, 2021
NFA Transmittal
8-306-21-024-N
Recommendation
1

Determine the allowability of $66,509 in questioned costs ($56,199 ineligible and $10,310 unsupported) on pages 16 and 22 of the audit report and recover any amount that is unallowable.

Questioned Cost
$66509
Funds For Better Use
$0
Recommendation
2

Verify that The Asia Foundation corrects the two instances of material noncompliance detailed on pages 28 to 39 of the audit report.

Questioned Cost
$0
Funds For Better Use
$0
Apr 19, 2021
NFA Transmittal
8-294-21-022-R
Recommendation
1

Verify that Hand in Hand: Center for Jewish-Arab Education in Israel corrects the two material instances of noncompliance detailed on pages 18 to 20 of the audit report.

Questioned Cost
$0
Funds For Better Use
$0
Apr 19, 2021
NFA Transmittal
8-306-21-021-N
Recommendation
1

Determine the allowability of $371,643 in questioned costs ($9,393 ineligible and $362,250 unsupported) on pages 19-20 and 26 of the audit report and recover any amount that is unallowable.

Questioned Cost
$371643
Funds For Better Use
$0
Recommendation
2

Verify that Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University corrects the material weakness in internal control detailed on pages 19 to 25 the audit report.

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

Verify that Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University corrects the material instance of noncompliance detailed on pages 26 to 29 of the audit report.

Questioned Cost
$0
Funds For Better Use
$0
Apr 19, 2021
NFA Transmittal
8-306-21-022-N
Recommendation
1

Determine the allowability of $31,584 in ineligible questioned costs on page 29 of the audit report and recover any amount that is unallowable.

Questioned Cost
$31584
Funds For Better Use
$0
Recommendation
2

Verify that Palladium International, LLC corrects the material instance of noncompliance detailed on pages 28 and 29 of the audit report.

Questioned Cost
$0
Funds For Better Use
$0
Apr 16, 2021
Audit Report
9-000-21-005-P
Recommendation
1

Develop and implement a process for issuing documented directives on implementing foreign policy guidance to humanitarian programs to the Bureau for Humanitarian Assistance. This process should consider the impact of directives on the Bureau for Humanitarian Assistance"s ability to adhere to humanitarian principles and risk appetite.

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

In coordination with the Bureau for Management, review and revise Automated Directives System chapter 251 to incorporate Foreign Assistance Manual Volume 2, chapter 060 requirements for adhering to humanitarian principles outlined in the Good Humanitarian Donorship.

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

Develop and implement a process for coordinating with the State Department"s Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration on joint strategic humanitarian response plans at the country and/or regional level. This process should articulate key considerations for interagency coordination, including programming roles and responsibilities, humanitarian mandates, and migratory status of beneficiaries.

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

Review and revise humanitarian assistance "Application Guidelines" for implementers to strengthen the use of U.S. Government Accountability Office leading practices for managing fraud risks, including planning and risk assessment activities and data analytics activities.

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

In coordination with the Bureau for Policy, Planning, and Learning, complete a documented review of USAID's development assistance portfolio in Venezuela to determine whether to develop and implement a Strategic Framework, in accordance with Automated Directives System chapter 201 requirements.

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

In coordination with the Bureaus for Latin America and the Caribbean and Policy, Planning, and Learning, complete a documented review of USAID/South America Regional's development assistance portfolio in Brazil, Ecuador, and Peru to determine whether to develop and implement a Strategic Framework, in accordance with Automated Directives System chapter 201 requirements.

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