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

Mar 11, 2021
NFA Transmittal
3-000-21-022-I
Recommendation
1

We recommend that the USAID's Office of Acquisition and Assistance Cost, Audit and Support Division: determine the allowability of $100,250 ($22,152 ineligible, $78,098 unsupported) in direct questioned costs on pages 5, 6, and 52 through 56 of the report and recover any amount that is unallowable.

Questioned Cost
100250
Funds for Better Use
0
Mar 11, 2021
NFA Transmittal
4-000-21-044-R
Recommendation
1

We recommend that USAID/M/OAA/CAS/CAM determine the allowability of $32,833 in questioned costs ($28,256 ineligible, $4,577 unsupported) on
pages I-7 and I-51 of the audit report and recover any amount that is
unallowable.

Questioned Cost
32833
Funds for Better Use
0
Recommendation
2

We recommend that USAID/M/OAA/CAS/CAM verify that Acción Contra el Hambre corrects the one instance of material noncompliance detailed on pages III-1 and III-2 of the audit report.

Questioned Cost
0
Funds for Better Use
0
Mar 10, 2021
NFA Transmittal
3-000-21-005-T
Recommendation
1

We recommend that USAID's Office of Acquisition and Assistance, Cost, Audit and Support Division: verify that International Relief and Development Holdings, Inc. and Affiliates corrects the material weakness in internal control detailed on page 31 of the audit report.

Questioned Cost
0
Funds for Better Use
0
Close Date
Sep 08, 2021
Mar 04, 2021
Audit Report
8-000-21-001-P
Recommendation
1

Implement a fraud risk management framework for humanitarian assistance responses that sets out procedures for conducting regular fraud risk assessments; developing fraud risk profiles, anti-fraud control activities, and a fraud strategy; and
monitoring and incorporating feedback.

Questioned Cost
0
Funds for Better Use
0
Close Date
Oct 19, 2021
Recommendation
2

In coordination with the Bureau for Management, conduct an assessment of
International Rescue Committee's progress in implementing corrective actions it pledged to complete in response to the 2016 Show Cause Notice, and evaluate any risk posed to current programming in determining whether any specific conditions should be incorporated into current and/or future awards to mitigate risk.

Questioned Cost
0
Funds for Better Use
0
Close Date
Jun 10, 2021
Recommendation
3

In coordination with the Office of Management Policy, Budget and Performance's Compliance and Oversight of Partner Performance, conduct an assessment of the Agency's existing guidance for monitoring and oversight of pledged implementer corrective action plans and develop guidance for how and when such corrective action plans should be incorporated into agreements.

Questioned Cost
0
Funds for Better Use
0
Recommendation
4

Determine the allowability of $11,601,969 in questioned costs ($11,595,045 ineligible and $6,924 unsupported) and recover funds, as appropriate.

Questioned Cost
11601969
Funds for Better Use
0
Feb 25, 2021
NFA Transmittal
3-000-21-016-R
Recommendation
1

We recommend that USAID/Management/Office of Acquisition and Assistance/Cost, Audit, and Support Division verify that People In Need corrects the material weakness in internal control detailed on pages 27 and 28 of the audit report.

Questioned Cost
0
Funds for Better Use
0
Feb 22, 2021
NFA Transmittal
8-294-21-014-N
Recommendation
1

Verify that Ein Dor Museum, corrects the two instances of material noncompliance detailed on pages 20 and 21 of the audit report.

Questioned Cost
0
Funds for Better Use
0
Feb 19, 2021
Audit Report
9-266-21-003-P
Recommendation
1

Develop and implement guidance for its Disaster Assistance Response Team and Response Management Team to prepare annual implementation plans, including specific guidance for exit or transition from humanitarian assistance.

Questioned Cost
0
Funds for Better Use
0
Close Date
May 19, 2021
Recommendation
2

Develop and implement a process to improve coordination between humanitarian assistance and stabilization programs.

Questioned Cost
0
Funds for Better Use
0
Close Date
May 19, 2021
Recommendation
3

Develop a process for reviewing implementer transition plans for adherence to requirements prior to approving proposals.

Questioned Cost
0
Funds for Better Use
0
Close Date
May 19, 2021
Recommendation
4

Develop and implement a process with defined roles and responsibilities to track and respond to findings raised by third-party monitors, including actions undertaken by the implementer.

Questioned Cost
0
Funds for Better Use
0
Close Date
May 19, 2021
Recommendation
5

Develop and implement a process to track and respond to findings raised by third-party monitors, including actions undertaken by the implementer.

Questioned Cost
0
Funds for Better Use
0
Feb 17, 2021
NFA Transmittal
4-621-21-039-R
Recommendation
1

We recommend that USAID/Tanzania verify that Baylor College of Medicine Children's Foundation Tanzania corrects the six material weaknesses in internal control detailed on pages 24 to 29 of the audit report.

Questioned Cost
0
Funds for Better Use
0
Close Date
Sep 28, 2021
Recommendation
2

USAID/Tanzania verify that Baylor College of Medicine Children's Foundation Tanzania corrects the nine instances of material noncompliance detailed on pages 32 to 34 and 37 to 42 of the audit report.

Questioned Cost
0
Funds for Better Use
0
Close Date
Sep 28, 2021
Feb 17, 2021
NFA Transmittal
4-617-21-038-R
Recommendation
1

We recommend that USAID/Uganda verify that Infectious Diseases Institute Limited corrects the one instance of material noncompliance detailed on page 39 of the audit report.

Questioned Cost
0
Funds for Better Use
0
Feb 16, 2021
NFA Transmittal
8-306-21-018-R
Recommendation
1

Verify that Turquoise Mountain Trust corrects the material instance of noncompliance detailed on pages 13 and 17 of the audit report.

Questioned Cost
0
Funds for Better Use
0