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 16, 2021
NFA Transmittal
3-MCC-21-005-N
Recommendation
1

We recommend that Millennium Challenge Corporation determine the allowability of $ 765,431.79 in questioned costs ($ 765,431.79 unsupported), on pages 14 and 26 of the audit report and recover any amount that is unallowable.

Questioned Cost
$765431
Funds For Better Use
$0
Close Date
Mar 26, 2021
NFA Transmittal
4-613-21-048-R
Recommendation
1

We recommend that USAID/Zimbabwe verify that Linkages for Economic Advancement of the Disadvantaged corrects the one instance of material noncompliance detailed on page 27 of the audit report.

Questioned Cost
$0
Funds For Better Use
$0
Mar 26, 2021
NFA Transmittal
3-000-21-030-I
Recommendation
1

We recommend that USAID/Management/Office of Acquisition and Assistance/Cost, Audit and Support Division verify that The QED Group, LLC corrects the one material weakness in internal control detailed on page 15 of the audit report.

Questioned Cost
$0
Funds For Better Use
$0
Mar 26, 2021
NFA Transmittal
3-000-21-031-I
Recommendation
1

We recommend that USAID Office of Acquisition and Assistance, Cost, Audit and Support Division verify that Global Business Solutions, Inc. corrects the material weakness in internal control detailed on pages 13 through 15 of the audit report.

Questioned Cost
$0
Funds For Better Use
$0
Mar 25, 2021
NFA Transmittal
8-294-21-018-N
Recommendation
1

Determine the allowability of $34,388 in questioned costs ($14,089 ineligible and $20,299 unsupported) detailed on page 20 of the audit report and recover any amounts that is unallowable.

Questioned Cost
$34388
Funds For Better Use
$0
Recommendation
2

Verify that Hand in Hand: Center for Jewish-Arab Education in Israel, corrects the two material internal control weaknesses detailed on pages 16 and 17 of the audit report.

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

Verify that Hand in Hand: Center for Jewish-Arab Education in Israel, corrects the instance of material noncompliance detailed on page 19 of the audit report.

Questioned Cost
$0
Funds For Better Use
$0
Mar 25, 2021
NFA Transmittal
3-000-21-029-I
Recommendation
1

We recommend that the USAID"s Office of Acquisition and Assistance Cost, Audit and Support Division: verify that Links Media, LLC corrects the material weakness in internal control detailed on pages 2 and 14 of the examination report.

Questioned Cost
$0
Funds For Better Use
$0
Mar 25, 2021
Audit Report
9-000-21-004-P
Recommendation
1

Revise policy to clarify the role and the extent of involvement of the contracting officer on a project design team to ensure compliance with the Federal Acquisition Regulation.

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

Develop and implement guidance outlining the minimum supporting documentation required for key decisions influencing the design of an award.

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

Develop and implement guidance to help prepare risk assessments, mitigation plans, and plans during project design that take into account the consequences of failing to achieve goals in accordance with the Federal Acquisition Regulation.

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

Develop and implement guidance to help address heightened risks posed by the use of single-source awards, specifically the increased potential for award protests, underperformance by the sole implementer, and lack of competition, in pre-award risk assessments.

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

Develop and implement guidance to help evaluate proposed management information systems by verifying system capabilities, such as by requesting case studies.

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

Conduct a review of the verification process used to determine the completeness and accuracy of the Global Health Supply Chain - Procurement and Supply Management technical evaluation committee"s consideration of information about bidders" past performance to identify gaps that allowed errors to occur, and implement a plan to correct those gaps.

Questioned Cost
$0
Funds For Better Use
$0
Recommendation
7

Develop and implement guidance to help operating units develop timelines for preprocurement and procurement activities so that operating units understand the time requirements for steps in procurement process.

Questioned Cost
$0
Funds For Better Use
$0
Recommendation
8

Develop and implement a plan to assess the indicators used to measure the reliability and responsiveness of the supply chain for accurate representation of delivery dates, including reviewing the use of the early delivery reason code, the order promising tool, and any other tool that affects the measurement of this indicator.

Questioned Cost
$0
Funds For Better Use
$0
Close Date
Recommendation
9

Work with Chemonics to conduct a review to determine the effectiveness and efficiency of regional distribution centers and implement a plan of action to correct any inefficiencies identified.

Questioned Cost
$0
Funds For Better Use
$0
Recommendation
10

Train USAID activity managers to use the project"s management information system for requisition order approval and monitoring responsibilities.

Questioned Cost
$0
Funds For Better Use
$0
Close Date
Recommendation
11

Establish a timeframe for addressing the recommendation proposed by Bureau for Global Health leadership in 2018 on creation of a central supply chain unit and set target dates for the implementation of accepted changes.

Questioned Cost
$0
Funds For Better Use
$0
Close Date
Recommendation
12

Establish a timeframe for addressing the recommendation proposed by management consultants in 2019 on risk mitigation issues and set target dates for the implementation of accepted changes.

Questioned Cost
$0
Funds For Better Use
$0
Close Date
Recommendation
13

Require USAID activity managers to use the project"s management information system for requisition order approval and discontinue the use of proxy approvals.

Questioned Cost
$0
Funds For Better Use
$0
Close Date
Recommendation
14

Work with Chemonics to complete an assessment of the organizational structure and staffing needs to manage the Global Health Supply Chain - Procurement and Supply Management project.

Questioned Cost
$0
Funds For Better Use
$0
Close Date
Mar 22, 2021
NFA Transmittal
3-000-21-028-I
Recommendation
1

We recommend that the USAID's Office of Acquisition and Assistance Cost, Audit and Support Division determine the allowability of $83,760 (unsupported) in direct questioned costs on pages 5 and 6, and 10 to 11 of the report and recover any amount that is unallowable.

Questioned Cost
$83760
Funds For Better Use
$0
Mar 19, 2021
Audit Report
8-306-21-002-P
Recommendation
1

USAID/Afghanistan develop and implement a mission policy requiring the completion of a comprehensive risk assessment which identifies programs that the mission is considering retaining, reducing, or eliminating, including the risks to their sustainability, how it plans to address those risks, and the optimal number and type of staffing needed to oversee remaining programs. The mission should coordinate with the Office of Afghanistan Affairs and develop the risk assessment in consultation with key stakeholders, including Congress, mission staff, and the Office of Human Capital and Talent Management.

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

USAID/Afghanistan establish requirements in the mission policy that the comprehensive risk assessment be updated annually, or as needed, and that the results be communicated to Congress and key internal stakeholders.

Questioned Cost
$0
Funds For Better Use
$0
Close Date
Mar 18, 2021
NFA Transmittal
4-674-21-046-R
Recommendation
1

We recommend that USAID/Southern Africa determine the allowability of $255,157 in questioned costs ($237,730 ineligible, $17,427 unsupported) on pages 17, 25, and 26 of the forensic report and recover any amount that is unallowable.

Questioned Cost
$255157
Funds For Better Use
$0