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 4/23/21)

386

Open Financial Recommendations (As of 4/23/21)

$332,408,993

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

2021

Oct 16, 2020
NFA Transmittal
3-000-21-001-R
Recommendation
1

USAID's Office of Acquisition and Assistance, Cost, Audit and Support Division verify that Fundación Oxfam Intermón corrects the three instances of material noncompliance detailed on pages III-1, III-2, and III-3 of the audit report.

Questioned Cost
$0
Funds For Better Use
$0
Close Date
Oct 16, 2020
NFA Transmittal
3-000-21-001-D
Recommendation
1

USAID's Office of Acquisition and Assistance Cost, Audit and Support Division: Determine the allowability of $120,838 ($120,776 ineligible, $62 unsupported) in direct questioned costs on pages 3 and 14 through 60 of the report and recover any amount that is unallowable.

Questioned Cost
$120838
Funds For Better Use
$0
Recommendation
2

USAID's Office of Acquisition and Assistance Cost, Audit and Support Division verify that International Development Group Advisory Services, LLC corrects the six instances of material noncompliance detailed on pages 3 and 4 of audit report.

Questioned Cost
$0
Funds For Better Use
$0
Oct 15, 2020
Audit Report
4-000-21-001-P
Recommendation
1

USAID Bureau for Humanitarian Assistance establish criteria that trigger a joint assessment by the Bureau for Humanitarian Assistance and any other relevant USAID offices, at the start of an Agency response to a humanitarian crisis, to determine whether a third-party monitor is necessary. This assessment should include determining a timeline for issuing the contract and assignment of responsibility to the appropriate employee(s) with the authority to plan and procure third-party monitoring contracts.

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

USAID Bureau for Humanitarian Assistance conduct a comprehensive and documented assessment to determine whether a third-party monitor is necessary to oversee current USAID-funded activities in Cameroon, Chad, and Niger related to the Lake Chad crisis,

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

USAID Bureau for Humanitarian Assistance for humanitarian assistance awards in the Lake Chad region, update documented policies to (1) require implementers that prepare post-distribution monitoring reports to submit them when completed to the agreement officer's representative and (2) require the awarding USAID office to review the reports and take any appropriate corrective action.

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

USAID Bureau for Humanitarian Assistance for all humanitarian assistance awards under the Bureau for Humanitarian Assistance's control in high-risk environments, update documented guidelines to require periodic monitoring of noncompetitive procurements by non-public international organization implementers that include collecting information on the nature and extent of their use to help identify, assess, and mitigate fraud risks

Questioned Cost
$0
Funds For Better Use
$0

2020

Sep 25, 2020
NFA Transmittal
3-000-20-018-T
Recommendation
1

USAID/Management/Office of Acquisition and Assistance/Cost, Audit, and Support Division: Determine the allowability of $27,996 in questioned costs ($27,996 ineligible) on page 39 of the audit report and recover any amount that is unallowable.

Questioned Cost
$27996
Funds For Better Use
$0
Sep 25, 2020
Audit Report
0-MCC-20-013-C
Recommendation
1

MCC's Chief Financial Officer develop and document a mechanism to hold travelers accountable for all cash advances.

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

MCC's Chief Financial Officer Establish and require all MCC personnel to obtain training on MCC's internal policy on use of travel cards and allowable expenses for travel.

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

MCC's Chief Financial Officer enforce MCC's travel policy to require travelers to obtain and retain receipts for all applicable and relevant travel expenses incurred and readily produce receipts
upon request by MCC.

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

MCC's Chief Financial Officer develop and document a mechanism to ensure training and lodging with relation to on boarding/new assignment processes are effectively pre-planned to eliminate unnecessary Temporary Duty Travel expense, including pre-scheduling and confirming availability of trainings prior to the traveler undertaking travel.

Questioned Cost
$0
Funds For Better Use
$0
Close Date
Sep 16, 2020
NFA Transmittal
4-674-20-110-R
Recommendation
1

USAID/Southern Africa: Determine the allowability of $70,560 in ineligible questioned costs on pages 19, 23, and 24 of the audit report and recover any amount that is unallowable.

Questioned Cost
$70560
Funds For Better Use
$0
Recommendation
2

USAID/Southern Africa: Verify that BroadReach Health Care Proprietary Limited corrects the two instances of material noncompliance detailed on pages 29 to 31 of the audit report.

Questioned Cost
$0
Funds For Better Use
$0
Close Date
Sep 14, 2020
NFA Transmittal
3-000-20-015-T
Recommendation
1

USAID/Management/Office of Acquisition and Assistance/Cost, Audit, and Support Division: Determine the allowability of $242,100 in questioned costs ($10,461 ineligible, $231,639 unsupported) on pages 44 through 46 of the audit report and recover any amount that is unallowable.

Questioned Cost
$242100
Funds For Better Use
$0
Sep 11, 2020
NFA Transmittal
4-620-20-108-R
Recommendation
1

USAID/Nigeria: Determine the allowability of $34,440 in ineligible questioned costs on page 11 of the audit report and recover any amount that is unallowable.

Questioned Cost
$34440
Funds For Better Use
$0
Close Date
Sep 10, 2020
NFA Transmittal
4-000-20-107-R
Recommendation
1

USAID/M/OAA/CAS/CAM verify that Première Urgence Internationale corrects the two instances of material noncompliance detailed on pages III-1 and III-2 of the audit report.

Questioned Cost
$0
Funds For Better Use
$0
Close Date
Sep 01, 2020
NFA Transmittal
3-000-20-027-R
Recommendation
1

USAID's Office of Acquisition and Assistance, Cost, Audit and Support Division: Verify that the Centre for International Studies and Cooperation corrects the two instances of material noncompliance detailed on pages of III-1 and III-2 of the audit report.

Questioned Cost
$0
Funds For Better Use
$0