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 08, 2021
NFA Transmittal
9-521-22-007-R
Recommendation
1

Determine the allowability of $44,363 in questioned costs ($15,992 ineligible, $28,371 unsupported) on pages 11 and 12 of the audit report and recover any amount that is unallowable.

Questioned Cost
44363
Funds for Better Use
0
Close Date
May 17, 2022
Recommendation
2

Determine the allowability of $58,214 in unsupported cost sharing contributions questioned costs on pages 24 and 25 of the audit report and recover any amount that is unallowable.

Questioned Cost
58214
Funds for Better Use
0
Close Date
Mar 31, 2022
Recommendation
3

Verify that ISPD corrects the six material weaknesses in internal control detailed on page 27 of the audit report.

Questioned Cost
0
Funds for Better Use
0
Recommendation
4

Verify that ISPD corrects the four instances of noncompliance detailed on page 41 of the audit report.

Questioned Cost
0
Funds for Better Use
0
Nov 08, 2021
Audit Report
M-000-22-001-P
Recommendation
1

Complete "Sector Cost-Benefit Analysis Guidance" for the energy sector

Questioned Cost
0
Funds for Better Use
0
Close Date
Oct 31, 2021
Recommendation
2

Develop and complete "Sector Cost-Benefit Analysis Guidance" for the agriculture sector

Questioned Cost
0
Funds for Better Use
0
Recommendation
3

Develop and complete "Sector Cost-Benefit Analysis Guidance" for the education sector

Questioned Cost
0
Funds for Better Use
0
Recommendation
4

Develop and complete "Sector Cost-Benefit Analysis Guidance" for the health sector

Questioned Cost
0
Funds for Better Use
0
Recommendation
5

Develop guidance to include peer reviews in the Economic Analysis Division's peer review repository

Questioned Cost
0
Funds for Better Use
0
Close Date
Mar 24, 2022
Recommendation
6

Update "Guidelines for Country Team and Peer Review of Cost-Benefit Analysis" to create and include documentation such as templates to aid in implementing the peer review guidance.

Questioned Cost
0
Funds for Better Use
0
Close Date
Mar 24, 2022
Nov 08, 2021
Audit Report
A-ADF-22-001-C
Recommendation
1

Chief Information Security Officer document and implement a process for validating that medium and low risk vulnerabilities are remediated in accordance with the agency's policy.

Questioned Cost
0
Funds for Better Use
0
Recommendation
2

Chief Information Security Officer develop and implement a process to monitor privileged activities, including which activities to monitor as well as the process and frequency for monitoring those activities.

Questioned Cost
0
Funds for Better Use
0
Recommendation
3

Chief Financial Officer design and implement a process to screen USADF contractors at the extent and level appropriate to the risks associated with the position.

Questioned Cost
0
Funds for Better Use
0
Recommendation
4

Chief Information Security Officer develop, document, and disseminate supply chain risk management procedures to facilitate the implementation of the USADF Supply Chain Risk Management Strategy & Policy.

Questioned Cost
0
Funds for Better Use
0
Nov 07, 2021
Audit Report
0-IAF-22-004-C
Recommendation
1

Develop and maintain a DQP that meets the requirements of OMB Circular A-123

Questioned Cost
0
Funds for Better Use
0
Recommendation
2

Develop and implement a plan to ensure the Senior Accountable Official bases certification on consideration of the Data Quality Plan and internal controls documented in the plan.

Questioned Cost
0
Funds for Better Use
0
Recommendation
3

Improve controls over its financial assistance award recording process to ensure timely reporting

Questioned Cost
0
Funds for Better Use
0
Close Date
Nov 07, 2021
Recommendation
4

Distribute guidance to individuals recording grant information regarding the proper definition of Action Date per the DAIMS.

Questioned Cost
0
Funds for Better Use
0
Close Date
Mar 18, 2022
Nov 07, 2021
Audit Report
0-ADF-22-003-C
Recommendation
1

Develop and maintain a Data Quality Plan that meets the requirements of OMB Circular A-123.

Questioned Cost
0
Funds for Better Use
0
Close Date
Mar 23, 2022
Recommendation
2

Develop and implement a plan to ensure the Senior Accountable Official bases certification on consideration of the Data Quality Plan and internal controls documented in the plan.

Questioned Cost
0
Funds for Better Use
0
Close Date
Mar 23, 2022
Recommendation
3

Complete system changes or migration to permit the submission of financial assistance award data.

Questioned Cost
0
Funds for Better Use
0
Close Date
Mar 23, 2022
Recommendation
4

Begin submitting financial assistance award data into Financial Assistance Broker System and its File C.

Questioned Cost
0
Funds for Better Use
0
Nov 06, 2021
Audit Report
0-000-22-002-C
Recommendation
1

Improve procedures to ensure the USAID system data (Phoenix and GLAAS) for the DATA Act submission is consistent with supporting documents, as applicable.

Questioned Cost
0
Funds for Better Use
0
Recommendation
2

Improve procedures to ensure that executed contracts and procurement documents are uploaded into ASIST and are available to validate timeliness of data elements.

Questioned Cost
0
Funds for Better Use
0
Nov 03, 2021
NFA Transmittal
4-624-22-015-R
Recommendation
1

We recommend that USAID/West Africa verify that Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration corrects the one instance of material noncompliance detailed on page 22 of the audit report.

Questioned Cost
0
Funds for Better Use
0
Close Date
Feb 08, 2022
Nov 03, 2021
NFA Transmittal
3-000-22-003-D
Recommendation
1

We recommend that the USAID's Office of Acquisition and Assistance Cost, Audit and Support Division determine the allowability of $232,404 in questioned costs (ineligible) on pages 3 and 16 of the audit report and recover any amount that is unallowable.

Questioned Cost
232404
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 Tetra Tech Engineering and Architecture Services corrects the four instances of material noncompliance detailed on page 3 of the audit report.

Questioned Cost
0
Funds for Better Use
0
Oct 28, 2021
NFA Transmittal
9-522-22-005-R
Recommendation
1

Determine the allowability of $283,208 in unsupported questioned costs on pages 15, 25, and 31 of the audit report and recover any amount that is unallowable.

Questioned Cost
283208
Funds for Better Use
0
Recommendation
2

Verify that FUNADEH corrects the instance of material noncompliance detailed on pages 25 and 34 of the audit report.

Questioned Cost
0
Funds for Better Use
0
Oct 27, 2021
NFA Transmittal
8-114-22-002-N
Recommendation
1

Determine the allowability of $26,393 in total ineligible questioned costs detailed on page10 of the audit report and recover any amount that is unallowable.

Questioned Cost
26393
Funds for Better Use
0
Close Date
Mar 02, 2022
Recommendation
2

Verify that Caucasus Environmental NGO Network corrects the instance of material noncompliance detailed on page 34 of the audit report.

Questioned Cost
0
Funds for Better Use
0
Close Date
Mar 02, 2022