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 2/12/20)

447

Open Financial Recommendations (As of 2/12/20)

$155,192,221

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

2019

Sep 25, 2019
NFA Transmittal
3-000-19-043-I
Recommendation
1

USAID's Office of Acquisition and Assistance Cost, Audit and Support Division determine the allowability of total questioned direct costs of $684,173 ($172,489 ineligible, $511,684 unsupported) on pages 5, 6, and 13 through 25 of the audit report, and recover any amount that is unallowable.

Questioned Cost
$684173
Funds For Better Use
$0
Recommendation
2

USAID's Office of Acquisition and Assistance Cost, Audit and Support Division verify that Development Transformations, LLC corrects the material weakness detailed on pages 13 through 17 of the audit report.

Questioned Cost
$0
Recommendation
3

USAID's Office of Acquisition and Assistance Cost, Audit and Support Division verify that Development Transformations, LLC corrects the material instance of noncompliance detailed on pages 13 through 17 of the audit report.

Questioned Cost
$0
Sep 25, 2019
Audit Report
9-000-19-006-P
Recommendation
1

USAID Administrator direct the appropriate offices to take the following actions - implement a strategy to (1) ensure award monitoring plans with measurable performance indicators, baselines, and expected results (targets) are established for all required activities and projects before major activity implementation begins and (2) identify those responsible for tracking and enforcing the strategy. Target Completion Date: USAID requests closure of the recommendation upon issuance of the final report.

Questioned Cost
$0
Close Date
Recommendation
2

USAID Administrator direct the appropriate offices to take the following actions - Implement an approach to track, document, and review implementer performance on USAID assistance awards. Target Completion Date: USAID requests closure of the recommendation upon issuance of the final report.

Questioned Cost
$0
Close Date
Recommendation
3

USAID Administrator direct the appropriate offices to take the following actions - Implement a control to ensure USAID staff complete CPARS according to Governmentwide standards, including maintaining documentation to support ratings. Target Completion Date: USAID requests closure of the recommendation upon issuance of the final report.

Questioned Cost
$0
Close Date
Recommendation
4

USAID Administrator direct the appropriate offices to take the following actions - Implement guidance for contracting officer's representatives and agreement officer's representatives to clarify the type and extent of engagement (including site visits and implementer interaction) and associated documentation requirements for each award. This guidance should include how contracting and agreement officers document alternative oversight methods if a nonpermissive environment or other security concerns limit engagement. Target Completion Date: USAID requests closure of the recommendation upon issuance of the final report.

Questioned Cost
$0
Close Date
Recommendation
5

USAID Administrator direct the appropriate offices to take the following actions - Implement a strategy to ensure contracting officer's representatives and agreement officer's representatives prioritize their delegated responsibilities in the context of their other duties. Activities related to training and the issuance of guidance are expected to continue through FY 2020 (October 1, 2020).

Questioned Cost
$0
Recommendation
6

USAID Administrator direct the appropriate offices to take the following actions - Implement a strategy to help ensure contracting officers and agreement officers are free of undue influence in the execution and management of awards. Target Completion Date: December 31, 2019.

Questioned Cost
$0
Recommendation
7

USAID Administrator direct the appropriate offices to take the following actions - Implement a control to prevent obligating funds for any award or modification that lacks key award/modification documents, such as memorandums of negotiation, including language evidencing the consideration of past performance in ASIST. Target Completion Date: August 31, 2020.

Questioned Cost
$0
Recommendation
8

USAID Administrator direct the appropriate offices to take the following actions - Implement a plan to strengthen ASIST by (1) giving all contracting/agreement officer's representatives the access and training they need to read, enter, and edit documents in ASIST; (2) incorporating into Agency policy standard checklists of award and contracting and agreement officer's representatives' documents required to be in ASIST; (3) updating the Agency's records retention and disposition schedules for ASIST award records; and (4) revising its corresponding policy to comply with the National Archives and Records Administration retention period of 6 years after business use ceases.Target Completion Date: USAID requests closure of the recommendation upon issuance of the final report.

Questioned Cost
$0
Close Date
Recommendation
9

USAID Administrator direct the appropriate offices to take the following actions - Implement a control for making payments or increased obligations to implementers contingent on all required deliverables being completed and required supporting documentation being uploaded or cited in ASIST. Target Completion Date: USAID requests closure of the recommendation upon issuance of the final report.

Questioned Cost
$0
Close Date
Recommendation
10

USAID Administrator direct the appropriate offices to take the following actions - Conduct and document an analysis of the cause for variations in award performance between contracting and agreement officer's representative hiring types. Target Completion Date: July 1, 2020.

Questioned Cost
$0
Sep 19, 2019
NFA Transmittal
5-391-19-056-R
Recommendation
1

USAID/Pakistan determine the allowability of $454,744 in questioned costs ($555,072 less $100,328; $42,576 ineligible and $412,168 unsupported) discussed on page 2 of this memorandum and detailed in Findings 1, 5, 8, and 10 on pages 41-56 of the audit report and recover any amount that is unallowable.

Questioned Cost
$454744
Funds For Better Use
$0
Sep 18, 2019
NFA Transmittal
4-696-19-127-R
Recommendation
1

USAID/Rwanda verify that Caritas Rwanda corrects the one instance of material noncompliance detailed on page 34 of the audit report.

Questioned Cost
$0
Sep 05, 2019
NFA Transmittal
3-000-19-042-I
Recommendation
1

OAA/CAS/CAM verify that Arcadia Biosciences, Inc. corrects the material noncompliance in Accounting and Reporting for Unallowable Costs (Finding #1) detailed on pages 12 and 13 of the audit report.

Aug 28, 2019
NFA Transmittal
8-267-19-004-D
Recommendation
1

USAID/Iraq determine the allowability of $78,694 in questioned costs detailed on pages 8 to 12 of the DCAA report and recover any amount that is unallowable.

Questioned Cost
$78694
Funds For Better Use
$0
Close Date
Aug 27, 2019
NFA Transmittal
8-278-19-109-R
Recommendation
1

USAID/Jordan verify that auditee corrects the two instances of material noncompliance detailed on pages 21 - 23 of the audit report.

Questioned Cost
$0
Close Date
Aug 20, 2019
NFA Transmittal
3-000-19-017-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
Aug 19, 2019
NFA Transmittal
8-294-19-050-N
Recommendation
1

USAID/West Bank and Gaza's agreement officer determine the allowability of $39,163 in questioned ineligible costs detailed on page 26 of the audit report and recover any amount that is unallowable

Questioned Cost
$39163
Funds For Better Use
$0
Aug 15, 2019
NFA Transmittal
4-674-19-123-R
Recommendation
1

Determine the allowability of $206,478 in ineligible questioned costs on pages 41 of the audit report and recover any amount that is unallowable.

Questioned Cost
$206478
Funds For Better Use
$0
Recommendation
2

Verify that Wits Health Consortium corrects the five instances of material noncompliance detailed on pages 60 to 65 of the audit report.

Questioned Cost
$0
Funds For Better Use
$0