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 2/12/20)

447

Open Financial Recommendations (As of 2/12/20)

$155,192,221

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

2020

Dec 18, 2019
NFA Transmittal
5-391-20-002-N
Recommendation
1

USAID/Pakistan determine the allowability of $59,134 in questioned costs ($58,471 ineligible and $663 unsupported) identified in the report on cost representation statement on page 8 and detailed on pages 3 and 9 of the audit report and recover any amount that is unallowable.

Questioned Cost
$59134
Funds For Better Use
$0
Recommendation
2

USAID/Pakistan verify that Cultivating New Frontiers in Agriculture corrects the two material weaknesses in internal control identified in the report on internal control and detailed on pages 14 and 18 of the audit report.

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

USAID/Pakistan verify that Cultivating New Frontiers in Agriculture corrects the ten instances of material noncompliance identified in the report on compliance and detailed on pages 21-25, 28-35, and 37-39 of the audit report.

Questioned Cost
$0
Funds For Better Use
$0
Dec 16, 2019
NFA Transmittal
8-294-20-022-R
Recommendation
1

USAID/West Bank and Gaza determine the allowability and collect as appropriate, $31,904 in ineligible questioned costs, as detailed on pages11 to 12 and 17 to 23 of El Wafa Company audit report.

Questioned Cost
$31904
Funds For Better Use
$0
Dec 12, 2019
NFA Transmittal
3-000-20-005-I
Recommendation
1

USAID's Office of Acquisition and Assistance Cost, Audit and Support Division determine the allowability of $5,423,730 in USAID unsupported direct questioned costs (Finding # 1) and recover any amount that is unallowable detailed on pages 5, and 11 through 14 of the audit report.

Questioned Cost
$5423730
Funds For Better Use
$0
Recommendation
2

USAID's Office of Acquisition and Assistance Cost, Audit and Support Division verify that Abt Associates, Inc. corrects the material weakness (Finding # 1) detailed on pages 11 through I4 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 Abt Associates, Inc. corrects the material instance of noncompliance (Finding # 1) detailed on pages 11 through 14 of the audit report.

Questioned Cost
$0
Funds For Better Use
$0
Dec 11, 2019
NFA Transmittal
3-000-20-007-D
Recommendation
1

USAID's Office of Acquisition and Assistance Cost, Audit and Support Division verify that Checchi and Company Consulting, Inc. corrects the six instances of material noncompliance detailed on pages 4 and 5 of the audit report.

Questioned Cost
$0
Funds For Better Use
$0
Dec 11, 2019
NFA Transmittal
3-000-20-005-T
Recommendation
1

USAID Office of Acquisition and Assistance, Cost, Audit and Support Division verify that Blumont, Inc. and Affiliates correct the two material weaknesses in internal control over financial reporting detailed on pages 23, 24, 32 and 33 of the audit report.

Questioned Cost
$0
Funds For Better Use
$0
Dec 09, 2019
NFA Transmittal
4-669-20-003-N
Recommendation
1

USAID/Liberia determine the allowability of $2,824,849 in unsupported questioned costs on page 5 of the audit report and recover any amount that is unallowable.

Questioned Cost
$2824849
Funds For Better Use
$0
Recommendation
2

USAID/Liberia determine the allowability of the remaining $7,175,151 in costs based upon General Auditing Commission's disclaimer of opinion and recover from Ministry of Financial and Development Planning any amounts determined to be unallowable.

Questioned Cost
$0
Funds For Better Use
$0
Dec 09, 2019
NFA Transmittal
4-669-20-002-N
Recommendation
1

USAID/Liberia determine the allowability of $2,321,354 in unsupported questioned costs on page 4 of the audit report and recover any amount that is unallowable.

Questioned Cost
$2321354
Funds For Better Use
$0
Recommendation
2

USAID/Liberia determine the allowability of $232,427 in costs based upon General Auditing Commission's disclaimer of opinion and recover from Ministry of health Liberia any amounts determined to be unallowable.

Questioned Cost
$0
Funds For Better Use
$0
Nov 27, 2019
NFA Transmittal
5-391-20-008-R
Recommendation
1

Determine the allowability of $27,556 in ineligible questioned costs identified on page 13 and further detailed on pages 16 through 23 of the audit report and recover any amount that is unallowable.

Questioned Cost
$27556
Funds For Better Use
$0
Nov 26, 2019
NFA Transmittal
3-000-20-003-I
Recommendation
1

We recommend that USAID's Office of Acquisition and Assistance, Cost, Audit and Support Division verify that Integra Government Services International, LLC corrects Finding No. 1, detailed on pages 7 through 9 of the audit report.

Questioned Cost
$0
Funds For Better Use
$0
Nov 26, 2019
Audit Report
8-000-20-001-P
Recommendation
1

Review and revise as appropriate its policies and procedures regarding host-country official participation on Agency technical evaluation and merit review selection committees to ensure this participation does not compromise the integrity of the democracy, human rights, and governance acquisition and assistance award process.

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

In coordination with the Office of Acquisition and Assistance, conduct a review to determine whether opportunities exist to work with a broader range of implementers providing political party assistance. This review should consider funding trends, insights, and suggestions from the Agency's democracy, human rights, and governance experts and Federal acquisition and assistance best practices. Based on this review, design and implement any actions needed to ensure integrity in USAID's democracy, human rights, and governance programs.

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

In coordination with the Bureau for Policy, Planning, and Learning, conduct an implementation assessment or technical content review of the Agency's Political Party Assistance Policy, in compliance with ADS chapter 200 requirements. This assessment or review should consider the length of policy waivers and determining eligibility of political parties that seek to undermine U.S. national security priorities to receive USAID assistance. Based on the assessment or review, revise the policy to ensure waivers and political parties would not compromise the integrity of USAID's democracy, human rights, and governance programs.

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

Develop and implement an action plan to review the products and services that the Center of Excellence on Democracy, Human Rights, and Governance provides internal and external stakeholders and make any necessary adjustments to align them to current programmatic areas of focus.

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

In coordination with the Office of Human Capital and Talent Management, assess staffing needs and develop and implement a plan to give missions access to expertise and leadership in democracy, human rights, and governance during extended staffing vacancies.

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

Develop and issue interagency coordination guidance for USAID staff to promote and strengthen the use of democracy, human rights, and governance work groups in the field as a best practice.

Questioned Cost
$0
Funds For Better Use
$0