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 7/2/20)

468

Open Financial Recommendations (As of 7/2/20)

$353,360,480

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

2020

Apr 21, 2020
NFA Transmittal
4-623-20-007-N
Recommendation
1

USAID/Kenya and East Africa determine the allowability of $57,966 in questioned costs ($37,367 ineligible, $20,599 unsupported) on pages 20 to 22 of the audit report and recover any amount that is unallowable.

Questioned Cost
$57966
Funds For Better Use
$0
Recommendation
2

USAID/Kenya and East Africa verify that the East African Community corrects the eleven instances of material noncompliance detailed on pages 46 to 69 of the audit report.

Questioned Cost
$0
Funds For Better Use
$0
Apr 17, 2020
NFA Transmittal
4-611-20-055-R
Recommendation
1

USAID/Zambia verify that Indaba Agricultural Policy Research Institute corrects the six instances of material noncompliance detailed on pages 23 to 28 of the audit report.

Questioned Cost
$0
Funds For Better Use
$0
Apr 17, 2020
NFA Transmittal
4-611-20-056-R
Recommendation
1

USAID/Zambia determine the allowability of $34,579 in ineligible questioned costs on pages 21, 33, 34, and 39 of the audit report and recover any amount that is unallowable.

Questioned Cost
$34579
Funds For Better Use
$0
Recommendation
2

USAID/Zambia verify that Society for Family Health corrects the three material weaknesses in internal control detailed on pages 29 to 32 of the audit report.

Questioned Cost
$0
Funds For Better Use
$0
Apr 16, 2020
NFA Transmittal
4-615-20-051-R
Recommendation
1

USAID/Kenya and East Africa determine the allowability of $47,666 ($46,676 ineligible, $990 unsupported) on pages 18 and 20 of the audit report and recover any amount that is unallowable.

Questioned Cost
$47666
Funds For Better Use
$0
Recommendation
2

USAID/Kenya and East Africa verify that Northern Rangelands Trust corrects the six instances of material noncompliance detailed on pages 36 to 38, and 41 to 44 of the audit report.

Questioned Cost
$0
Funds For Better Use
$0
Apr 16, 2020
NFA Transmittal
4-641-20-054-R
Recommendation
1

USAID/Ghana determine the allowability of $28,654 in ineligible questioned costs identified on page 12 of the audit report and recover any amount that is unallowable.

Questioned Cost
$28654
Funds For Better Use
$0
Recommendation
2

USAID/Ghana determine the allowability of $47,625 in ineligible questioned cost sharing contributions identified on page 19 of the audit report and take any corrective action deemed necessary under ADS 303.3.10.

Questioned Cost
$47625
Funds For Better Use
$0
Apr 16, 2020
NFA Transmittal
3-000-20-009-R
Recommendation
1

USAID's office of Acquisition and Assistance, Cost, Audit and Support Division determine the allowability of $111,103 in direct questioned costs ($73,343 ineligible, and $37,760 unsupported) on page 5 of the audit report and recover any amount that is unallowable.

Questioned Cost
$111103
Funds For Better Use
$0
Recommendation
2

USAID's office of Acquisition and Assistance, Cost, Audit and Support Division verify that Oxfam GB corrects the material instance of noncompliance with the agreement terms and applicable laws and regulations detailed on page III-1of the audit report.

Questioned Cost
$0
Funds For Better Use
$0
Mar 31, 2020
NFA Transmittal
9-512-20-021-R
Recommendation
1

USAID/Brazil verify that IPE corrects the two instances of material noncompliance detailed on pages 27 and 28 of the audit report.

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

USAID/Brazil determine the allowability of $436,097 in unsupported questioned costs on pages 21 and 23 of the audit report and recover any amount that is unallowable.

Questioned Cost
$436097
Funds For Better Use
$0
Mar 31, 2020
Audit Report
0-000-20-002-C
Recommendation
1

USAID, Bureau for Management, Office of Acquisition and Assistance consolidate its grant closeout process.

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

USAID, Bureau for Management, Office of Acquisition and Assistance assign clear roles and responsibilities to individuals for the closeout process, and coordinate with other organizations on their grant closeout process.

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

USAID, Bureau for Management, Office of Acquisition and Assistance revise its procedures to develop control activities that align with the
GONE Act criteria and 2 CFR Subpart D-Post Federal Award Requirements, S200.343 Closeout, paragraph (g); and de-obligate grants in a timely fashion.

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

USAID, Bureau for Management, Office of Acquisition and Assistance conduct an analysis to close out and de-obligate the $178.3 million obligated for expired awards and put the funds to better use, as applicable.

Questioned Cost
$0
Funds For Better Use
$178300000
Recommendation
5

USAID, Bureau for Management, Office of Acquisition and Assistance remove the employee from the system as a COR until that individual has received the required training.

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

USAID, Bureau for Management, Office of Acquisition and Assistance conduct a thorough review to ensure that the employees assigned the COR role in the system have received the required training to be recognized as a COR.

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

USAID, Bureau for Management, Office of Acquisition and Assistance follow documented policies and procedures regarding training and
career/professional development required for the COR role; ensure that the policy is implemented and followed by all staff members; and retain appropriate documentation, specifically, training certificates.

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

USAID, Bureau for Management, Office of Acquisition and Assistance follow documented policies and procedures regarding the closeout of grants.

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

USAID, Bureau for Management, Office of Acquisition and Assistance ensure that agency policy adequately addresses which type of closeout
documentation is required for the type of grant being closed out.

Questioned Cost
$0
Funds For Better Use
$0
Mar 27, 2020
NFA Transmittal
4-611-20-049-R
Recommendation
1

USAID/Zambia Verify that Churches Health Association of Zambia 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
Mar 27, 2020
NFA Transmittal
5-391-20-023-R
Recommendation
1

USAID/Pakistan verify that Indus Basin SME Investments Limited corrects the four material instances of noncompliance detailed on pages 16 and 18-19 of the audit report.

Questioned Cost
$0
Funds For Better Use
$0