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 5/20/22)

320

Open Financial Recommendations (As of 5/20/22)

$181,749,249


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

2022

Nov 30, 2021
NFA Transmittal
5-438-22-006-R
Recommendation
1

Determine the allowability of $31,431 in ineligible questioned costs detailed on page 22 of the audit report and recover any amount that is unallowable.

Questioned Cost
31431
Funds for Better Use
0
Recommendation
2

Verify that Development Solution NGO corrects the instance of material noncompliance detailed on pages 22 through 23 of the audit report.

Questioned Cost
0
Funds for Better Use
0
Nov 29, 2021
NFA Transmittal
3-MCC-22-003-N
Recommendation
1

We recommend that MCC Chief Risk Officer verify that Millennium Development Authority corrects the two instances of material noncompliance detailed on pages 42 through 43 of the audit report.

Questioned Cost
0
Funds for Better Use
0
Nov 29, 2021
NFA Transmittal
5-492-22-005-R
Recommendation
1

Verify that University of the Philippines Public Administration Research and Extension Services Foundation, Inc. corrects the instance of material noncompliance detailed on page 19 of the audit report.

Questioned Cost
0
Funds for Better Use
0
Nov 26, 2021
Audit Report
5-000-22-002-P
Recommendation
1

Coordinate with USAID/Nepal to determine the course of action to address the $25.4 million in ineligible questioned costs relating to cost-sharing contributions of the National Early Grade Reading Program.

Questioned Cost
25400000
Funds for Better Use
0
Recommendation
2

Coordinate with the Bureau for Policy, Planning, and Learning to develop and issue additional guidance to missions in the region on how to monitor cost sharing to ensure compliance with Federal regulations and Agency directives.

Questioned Cost
0
Funds for Better Use
0
Recommendation
3

Coordinate with all missions in the region to develop a plan to provide training to (i) mission staff on how to monitor cost sharing to ensure compliance with Federal regulations and Agency directives and (ii) external auditors on reviewing cost sharing in accordance with the relevant statements of work.

Questioned Cost
0
Funds for Better Use
0
Nov 19, 2021
Audit Report
A-IAF-22-002-C
Recommendation
1

We recommend that IAF's chief information officer fully document and implement a process to include in the risk acceptance forms a clear business reason for risk acceptance and the compensating controls implemented to reduce the risk that vulnerabilities can be exploited.

Questioned Cost
0
Funds for Better Use
0
Recommendation
2

Develop and implement supply chain risk management policies, procedures, and strategies.

Questioned Cost
0
Funds for Better Use
0
Recommendation
3

We recommend that IAF's chief information officer develop and implement a procedure to document risk acceptance when vulnerabilities cannot be remediated within the timeframes specified in IAF's operating procedures.

Questioned Cost
0
Funds for Better Use
0
Recommendation
4

We recommend that IAF's chief information officer approve and implement IAF's Information Resource Management Strategic Plan.

Questioned Cost
0
Funds for Better Use
0
Recommendation
5

We recommend that IAF's chief information officer document and implement a procedure to approve IAF's table-top exercise plans before conducting the exercises.

Questioned Cost
0
Funds for Better Use
0
Recommendation
6

We recommend that IAF's chief information officer document and implement a written process for obtaining and evaluating feedback on IAF's privacy and security training content, including role-based training.

Questioned Cost
0
Funds for Better Use
0
Recommendation
7

We recommend that IAF's chief information officer develop and implement a process to document lessons learned related to risk management, configuration management, identity and access management, data protection and privacy, and information security continuous monitoring to improve IAF's security posture.

Questioned Cost
0
Funds for Better Use
0
Recommendation
8

We recommend that IAF's chief information officer develop and implement an information security continuous monitoring strategy.

Questioned Cost
0
Funds for Better Use
0
Recommendation
9

We recommend that IAF's chief information officer develop and implement a written process to document participants in IAF's contingency plan training.

Questioned Cost
0
Funds for Better Use
0
Nov 17, 2021
NFA Transmittal
3-000-22-003-R
Recommendation
1

We recommend that USAID's Office of Acquisition and Assistance, Cost, Audit and Support Division verify that Practical Action corrects the three instances of material noncompliance detailed on pages 35 through 37 of the audit report.

Questioned Cost
0
Funds for Better Use
0
Nov 17, 2021
Audit Report
5-000-22-001-P
Recommendation
1

USAID/Bangladesh issue formal policy or guidance on the use of third-party monitors to include when and how mission offices can use the services of qualified third-party monitors.

Questioned Cost
0
Funds for Better Use
0
Recommendation
2

USAID/Bangladesh develop and implement a process with defined roles and responsibilities to track and resolve issues raised by third-party monitors, including documented actions undertaken to address them.

Questioned Cost
0
Funds for Better Use
0
Recommendation
3

USAID/Nepal develop and implement a process with defined roles and responsibilities to track and resolve issues raised by third-party monitors, including documented actions undertaken to address them.

Questioned Cost
0
Funds for Better Use
0
Close Date
Nov 17, 2021
Recommendation
4

USAID/Pakistan develop and implement a process with defined roles and responsibilities to track and resolve issues raised by third-party monitors, including documented actions undertaken to address them.

Questioned Cost
0
Funds for Better Use
0
Nov 16, 2021
NFA Transmittal
8-000-22-006-R
Recommendation
1

Verify that Hanns R. Neumann Stiftung corrects the instance of material noncompliance detailed on pages III-1 and III-2 of the audit report.

Questioned Cost
0
Funds for Better Use
0
Nov 16, 2021
NFA Transmittal
4-617-22-017-R
Recommendation
1

We recommend that USAID/Uganda verify that Transcultural Psychosocial Organisation provide Catholic Relief Services with a copy of the findings raised in the audit report for their review and any appropriate action regarding the two instances of material noncompliance detailed on pages 59 to 61 related to subaward Sustainable Outcomes for Children and Youth in Central and Western Uganda.

Questioned Cost
0
Funds for Better Use
0
Close Date
Apr 29, 2022
Nov 12, 2021
Audit Report
0-MCC-22-006-C
Recommendation
1

Ensure that MCA project directors receive additional training on the documentation requirements they are responsible for to ensure timely processing of payments in accordance with the Fiscal Accountability Plan

Questioned Cost
0
Funds for Better Use
0
Recommendation
2

Institute controls such as automated system reminders (i.e., Outlook Calendar Reminders) with the appropriate personnel within the MCC to help mitigate the risk of MCAs not meeting the Monthly Commitments and Disbursement Reports reporting time requirement.

Questioned Cost
0
Funds for Better Use
0
Close Date
Mar 28, 2022
Recommendation
3

Provide additional training to the MCAs regarding revisions to be made to MCC's Grant Accrual Guidance. Specifically, emphasize the responsibility of the MCA to identify all open contracts and require the project director/engineer over those contracts to provide an accrual estimate or a written explanation for why one is not needed to obtain full coverage.

Questioned Cost
0
Funds for Better Use
0
Close Date
Mar 28, 2022
Recommendation
4

Revise MCC's Grant Accrual Guidance to incorporate current data call requirements for the MCAs to identify open contracts.

Questioned Cost
0
Funds for Better Use
0
Close Date
Mar 28, 2022
Recommendation
5

Provide additional training to the MCAs to ensure the MCAs have a clear understanding of the grant accrual validation requirements.

Questioned Cost
0
Funds for Better Use
0
Close Date
Mar 28, 2022
Recommendation
6

Include the instructions provided to the accountable entities regarding the validation process within the Grant Accrual Guidance.

Questioned Cost
0
Funds for Better Use
0
Close Date
Mar 28, 2022