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.

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Total Open Recommendations (As of 9/16/22)

320

Open Financial Recommendations (As of 9/16/22)

$163,204,529


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

2022

May 26, 2022
NFA Transmittal
3-000-22-025-I
Recommendation
1

We recommend that USAID/Management/Office of Acquisition and Assistance/Cost Audit and Support Division determine the allowability of $109,164 ($108,476 ineligible and $688 unsupported) on pages 29 through 32,and recover any amount that is unallowable.

Questioned Cost
109164
Funds for Better Use
0
Recommendation
2

We recommend that USAID/Management/Office of Acquisition and Assistance/Cost Audit and Support Division verify that International Business & Technical Consultants, Inc. corrects the two material weaknesses in internal control detailed on pages 2, 11 and 12.

Questioned Cost
0
Funds for Better Use
0
May 26, 2022
Audit Report
0-ADF-22-010-S
Recommendation
1

Revise the charge card management plan to include the requirement regarding the development of a metrics and benchmarking program for its government charge card management program.

Questioned Cost
0
Funds for Better Use
0
Close Date
Sep 12, 2022
May 25, 2022
Audit Report
9-000-22-001-P
Recommendation
1

Develop a plan to fill and retain the allocated number of Office of Human Capital and Talent Management staff needed to fulfill its duties in the hiring and onboarding process.

Questioned Cost
0
Funds for Better Use
0
Recommendation
2

Develop and disseminate policies for the revised civil service recruitment and hiring process and standard operating procedures for the modified Foreign Service staff hiring and onboarding processes.

Questioned Cost
0
Funds for Better Use
0
Recommendation
3

Create a USAID-specific definition of skill gaps to address both competency and staffing skill gaps across its hiring mechanisms.

Questioned Cost
0
Funds for Better Use
0
Recommendation
4

Finalize strategic workforce planning guidance, to include USAID's updated Strategic Workforce Plan, workforce planning Automated Directives System chapter, and materials to assist Agency operating units in identifying and addressing skill gaps.

Questioned Cost
0
Funds for Better Use
0
Recommendation
5

Conduct an analysis to determine whether personnel tools-e.g., Talent Analytics, LaunchPad, the Workforce Planning Model, or the Competency Exploration for Development and Readiness-can be utilized to track skill gaps at both an Agency and operating unit level and implement changes as appropriate based on this analysis.

Questioned Cost
0
Funds for Better Use
0
May 23, 2022
NFA Transmittal
4-617-22-059-R
Recommendation
1

We recommend that USAID/Uganda verify that Uganda Protestant Medical Bureau corrects the three material weaknesses in internal control detailed on pages 32 to 35 of the audit report.

Questioned Cost
0
Funds for Better Use
0
Recommendation
2

We recommend that USAID/Uganda verify that Uganda Protestant Medical Bureau corrects the six instances of material noncompliance detailed on pages 38 to 42 of the audit report.

Questioned Cost
0
Funds for Better Use
0
Recommendation
3

We recommend that USAID/Uganda determine the allowability of the $49,341 in ineligible questioned cost sharing contributions identified in the cost share contribution schedule on page 45 of the audit report and take any corrective action under ADS 303.3.10 deemed necessary.

Questioned Cost
0
Funds for Better Use
0
May 17, 2022
NFA Transmittal
4-663-22-055-R
Recommendation
1

We recommend that USAID/Ethiopia verify that Amhara Development Association corrects the two instances of material noncompliance detailed on pages 31 and 32 of the audit report.

Questioned Cost
0
Funds for Better Use
0
May 10, 2022
NFA Transmittal
4-615-22-054-R
Recommendation
1

We recommend that USAID/Kenya and East Africa determine the allowability of $98,795 in ineligible questioned costs on pages 13 and 18 of the audit report and recover any amount that is unallowable.

Questioned Cost
98795
Funds for Better Use
0
Recommendation
2

We recommend that USAID/Kenya and East Africa verify that University of Nairobi Enterprises and Services Limited corrects the two instances of material noncompliance detailed on pages 29 to 32 of the audit report.

Questioned Cost
0
Funds for Better Use
0
Apr 22, 2022
NFA Transmittal
3-000-22-014-R
Recommendation
1

We recommend that USAID's Office of Acquisition and Assistance, Cost, Audit and Support Division determine the allowability of $133,402 in questioned costs ($133,402 unsupported) on pages 18 and 19 of the audit report and recover any amount that is unallowable.

Questioned Cost
133402
Funds for Better Use
0
Recommendation
2

We recommend that USAID's Office of Acquisition and Assistance, Cost, Audit and Support Division verify that Shell Foundation corrects the instance of material noncompliance detailed on pages 18 and 19 of the audit report.

Questioned Cost
0
Funds for Better Use
0
Apr 18, 2022
NFA Transmittal
3-000-22-013-R
Recommendation
1

We recommend that USAID's Office of Acquisition and Assistance, Cost, Audit and Support Division verify that Shell Foundation corrects the material weakness in internal control detailed on pages 18 and 19 of the audit report.

Questioned Cost
0
Funds for Better Use
0
Mar 25, 2022
NFA Transmittal
3-000-22-020-I
Recommendation
1

We recommend that USAID's Office of Acquisition and Assistance Cost, Audit and Support Division corrects the material weakness (Finding No.1-Lack of Supporting Documentation and Documented Reviews and Approvals) detailed on pages 2 through 6 of the audit report.

Questioned Cost
0
Funds for Better Use
0
Mar 23, 2022
NFA Transmittal
5-306-22-008-N
Recommendation
1

Determine the allowability of $138,299 in questioned costs (ineligible) on pages 10 and 23 of the audit report and recover any amount that is unallowable.

Questioned Cost
138299
Funds for Better Use
0
Recommendation
2

Verify that International Medical Corps corrects the material weakness in internal control detailed on pages 20-23 of the audit report.

Questioned Cost
0
Funds for Better Use
0