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

May 13, 2021
NFA Transmittal
3-MCC-21-010-N
Recommendation
1

We recommend that Millennium Challenge Corporation determine the allowability of $111,618 in questioned costs ($111,618 ineligible), on pages 31 to 38 of the audit reports, and recover any amount that is unallowable.

Questioned Cost
111618
Funds for Better Use
0
Recommendation
2

We recommend that Millennium Challenge Corporation verify that MCA-Cote d'Ivoire corrects the two material weaknesses in internal control detailed on pages 39 to 45 of the audit report.

Questioned Cost
0
Funds for Better Use
0
Recommendation
3

We recommend that Millennium Challenge Corporation verify that MCA-Cote d'Ivoire corrects the four instances of material noncompliance detailed on pages 58 to 64 of the audit report.

Questioned Cost
0
Funds for Better Use
0
May 12, 2021
Audit Report
9-000-21-006-P
Recommendation
1

Issue a work plan to implement pre-award protection and monitoring measures outlined in the Agency's "Policy on Protection From Sexual Exploitation and Abuse."

Questioned Cost
0
Funds for Better Use
0
Close Date
Sep 21, 2021
Recommendation
2

Standardize acquisition and assistance award requirements to include (a) codes of conduct specific to sexual exploitation and abuse for all implementers and (b) requirements for implementers to review and certify that subimplementers establish sexual exploitation and abuse-related internal controls and codes of conduct.

Questioned Cost
0
Funds for Better Use
0
Recommendation
3

Issue guidance to Agency staff on roles and responsibilities for assessing implementers' internal controls designed to protect beneficiaries from sexual exploitation and abuse when conducting pre-award risk assessments.

Questioned Cost
0
Funds for Better Use
0
Recommendation
4

Issue guidance to implementers on information they must provide to USAID pursuant to the new pre-award risk assessment requirement that includes measures to protect beneficiaries from sexual exploitation and abuse.

Questioned Cost
0
Funds for Better Use
0
Recommendation
5

Issue guidance to implementers on information they must provide to USAID pursuant to the new pre-award risk assessment requirement that includes measures to protect beneficiaries from sexual exploitation and abuse.

Questioned Cost
0
Funds for Better Use
0
Recommendation
6

Issue guidance to implementers detailing what is expected of them in response to sexual exploitation and abuse allegations, including defining when to report, to whom to report, what information to provide, what actions to take in response to sexual exploitation and abuse allegations, and how to respond using a survivor-centered approach.

Questioned Cost
0
Funds for Better Use
0
Recommendation
7

Develop and implement an Agency-wide process, including clear delegation of roles and responsibilities, for responding to allegations of sexual exploitation and abuse. This process should specify to whom within USAID allegations must be communicated and define responsibilities for reviewing implementers' handling of allegations, while establishing safeguards to protect sensitive information and adhering to a survivor-centered approach.

Questioned Cost
0
Funds for Better Use
0
Recommendation
8

Coordinate with relevant USAID offices to develop and implement a long-term Agency-wide centralized tracking mechanism to support the Agency's management of allegations of sexual exploitation and abuse.

Questioned Cost
0
Funds for Better Use
0
Recommendation
9

As the Agency develops a long-term mechanism, implement an interim reporting process and centralized tracker for sexual exploitation and abuse allegations. An office or position should be identified to manage the centralized tracker, which should include, at a minimum, all allegations received by USAID from February 2018 forward in order to enable the Agency to determine the universe of allegations and the status of each.

Questioned Cost
0
Funds for Better Use
0
May 10, 2021
NFA Transmittal
8-306-21-028-N
Recommendation
1

Determine the allowability of $50,275 in questioned costs ($35,366 ineligible and $14,909 unsupported) on pages 13 and 19 to 33 of the report and recover any amount that is unallowable.

Questioned Cost
50275
Funds for Better Use
0
May 07, 2021
NFA Transmittal
5-367-21-025-R
Recommendation
1

Verify that National Society for Earthquake Technology - Nepal corrects the one material weaknesses in internal control detailed on pages 25 and 26 of the audit report.

Questioned Cost
0
Funds for Better Use
0
Recommendation
2

Verify that NSET corrects the two instances of material noncompliance detailed on pages 34 and 35 of the audit report.

Questioned Cost
0
Funds for Better Use
0
May 07, 2021
NFA Transmittal
5-391-21-001-N
Recommendation
1

Determine the allowability of $1,575,557 ($1,573,877 ineligible and $1,680 unsupported) in questioned costs as detailed in Table 1 on pages 2-3 of this memorandum and recover any amount that is unallowable.

Questioned Cost
1575557
Funds for Better Use
0
May 06, 2021
Audit Report
A-000-21-001-U
Recommendation
1

Revise the Development Information Solution system's cost savings plan in accordance with Office of Management and Budget's Capital Planning Guidance to determine the effects that the delayed decommissioning of redundant systems may have on the related costs to maintain the systems longer.

Questioned Cost
0
Funds for Better Use
0
Recommendation
2

Document and implement lessons learned for system users that incorporates the successes achieved by the past deployments in adopting the Development Information Solution system.

Questioned Cost
0
Funds for Better Use
0
Close Date
Jun 30, 2021
Recommendation
3

Develop and implement a process to validate the data between Foreign Assistance Coordination and Tracking System Info and the Development Information Solution system to maximize its value per GAO's Agile Assessment Guide.

Questioned Cost
0
Funds for Better Use
0
Recommendation
4

Develop a plan in coordination with mission executive officers, program offices and bureaus to validate participation and adoption of the Development Information Solution system to reduce reliance on external systems or components for tracking, monitoring, or reporting performance data as called for by the DIS Business Case.

Questioned Cost
0
Funds for Better Use
0
May 04, 2021
NFA Transmittal
4-621-21-056-R
Recommendation
1

We recommend that USAID/Tanzania determine the allowability of $28,000
in ineligible questioned costs for overcharged indirect costs on page
16 of the audit report and recover any amount that is unallowable.

Questioned Cost
36718
Funds for Better Use
0
Close Date
Sep 21, 2021
Apr 30, 2021
NFA Transmittal
3-000-21-037-I
Recommendation
1

We recommend that the USAID's Office of Acquisition and Assistance Cost, Audit and Support Division: determine the allowability of $339,200 ($339,200 unsupported) in direct questioned costs on pages 5, and 61 through 64 of the report and recover any amount that is unallowable.

Questioned Cost
339200
Funds for Better Use
0
Recommendation
2

We recommend that the USAID's Office of Acquisition and Assistance Cost, Audit and Support Division: verify that Nexant, Inc. corrects the material weaknesses in internal control detailed on pages 2 and 13 through 16 of the audit report.

Questioned Cost
0
Funds for Better Use
0
Apr 28, 2021
NFA Transmittal
8-306-21-027-N
Recommendation
1

Verify that Chemonics International Inc. corrects the material instance of noncompliance detailed on pages 23 to 28 of the audit report

Questioned Cost
0
Funds for Better Use
0
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