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 5/16/24)

263

Open Financial Recommendations (As of 5/16/24)

$118,470,186


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

2024

Oct 18, 2023
Audit Report
4-000-24-001-P
Recommendation
1

We recommend that the Director of the Office of Acquisition and Assistance implement procedures to remind personnel of the requirement to send pertinent documents relating to utilization of the Expedited Procedures Package for Infectious Disease Outbreaks to designated USAID mailboxes and maintain those documents in ASIST, the official award file.

Questioned Cost
0
Funds for Better Use
0
Close Date
Oct 18, 2023
Recommendation
2

We recommend that the Director of the Office of Acquisition and Assistance implement procedures to require personnel to maintain documentation of required postings to SAM.gov in ASIST, the official award file.

Questioned Cost
0
Funds for Better Use
0
Close Date
Oct 18, 2023
Recommendation
3

We recommend that the Director of the Office of Acquisition and Assistance implement procedures to strengthen training on use of noncompetitive action codes in the Global Acquisition and Assistance System to ensure consistent reporting of use of other than full and open competition for new and modified awards in the Global Acquisition and Assistance System and the Federal Procurement Data System and track use of the Expedited Procedures Package for Infectious Disease Outbreaks.

Questioned Cost
0
Funds for Better Use
0
Recommendation
4

We recommend that the Director of the Office of Acquisition and Assistance implement a process to periodically reassess the needs of each disease outbreak under the Expedited Procedures Package for Infectious Disease Outbreaks, including factors for deciding whether those expedited procedures still meet an urgent foreign assistance need for each disease, and make appropriate recommendations to the Administrator.

Questioned Cost
0
Funds for Better Use
0
Oct 17, 2023
NFA Transmittal
4-613-24-001-R
Recommendation
1

We recommend that USAID/Zimbabwe verify that Mavambo Orphan Care corrects the three instances of material noncompliance detailed on page 26 of the audit report and pages 7 to 10 of the management letter.

Questioned Cost
0
Funds for Better Use
0
Oct 16, 2023
NFA Transmittal
3-000-24-001-R
Recommendation
1

We recommend that USAID's Office of Acquisition and Assistance, Cost, Audit and Support Division verify that NCA corrects the four instances of material noncompliance detailed on pages III-1 to III-4 of the audit report.

Questioned Cost
0
Funds for Better Use
0

2023

Sep 28, 2023
Audit Report
E-668-23-002-M
Recommendation
1

We recommend that USAID/South Sudan, Bureau for Management's Overseas Management Division, and Bureau for Africa's Office of Sudan and South Sudan Programs take the following actions:
Recommendation 1: We recommend the Executive Office, in coordination with Embassy Juba, develop and implement a plan for the communication and coordination of responsibilities on International Cooperative Administrative Support Services provision.

Questioned Cost
0
Funds for Better Use
0
Close Date
Sep 28, 2023
Recommendation
2

We recommend USAID/South Sudan, in coordination with the Bureau for Africa's Office of Sudan and South Sudan Programs and the Bureau for Management's Overseas Management Division, develop and implement a plan to institutionalize activities to improve coordination and communication between USAID and the State Department at post.

Questioned Cost
0
Funds for Better Use
0
Close Date
Dec 21, 2023
Recommendation
3

We recommend USAID/South Sudan institutionalize a plan for updating the Master Plan Report to ensure that planned activities are realized and that emergent needs are incorporated into the overall strategic plan.

Questioned Cost
0
Funds for Better Use
0
Close Date
Dec 21, 2023
Recommendation
4

We recommend USAID/South Sudan identify gaps in standard operating procedures across functional areas and develop and implement standard operating procedures to fill identified gaps.

Questioned Cost
0
Funds for Better Use
0
Close Date
May 14, 2024
Recommendation
5

We recommend USAID/South Sudan, in coordination with the Bureau for Management's Overseas Management Division and other relevant offices, as appropriate, issue clear guidance on procedures for storing documents.

Questioned Cost
0
Funds for Better Use
0
Close Date
Apr 18, 2024
Recommendation
6

We recommend USAID/South Sudan develop a routine schedule for reviewing training records and ensure all chauffeurs and incidental drivers maintain valid certifications for State Department-certified safe-driver training and State Department-approved armored vehicle training.

Questioned Cost
0
Funds for Better Use
0
Recommendation
7

We recommend USAID/South Sudan update its motor vehicle policy with the 12-hour overnight shift in alignment with 14 FAM 433.8 requirements for shifts greater than 10 hours.
Recommendation

Questioned Cost
0
Funds for Better Use
0
Close Date
Apr 18, 2024
Recommendation
8

We recommend USAID/South Sudan and the Bureau for Management's Overseas Management Division develop and implement invoicing procedures to ensure TDY personnel are invoiced consistent with the TDY policy.

Questioned Cost
0
Funds for Better Use
0
Close Date
Sep 28, 2023
Recommendation
9

We recommend USAID/South Sudan develop and implement a plan to fill approved warehouse positions and properly train staff to fulfill their roles.

Questioned Cost
0
Funds for Better Use
0
Recommendation
10

We recommend USAID/South Sudan develop and implement procedures to formalize the orientation and transition process for USDHs and contractors.

Questioned Cost
0
Funds for Better Use
0
Close Date
May 14, 2024
Recommendation
11

We recommend the Bureau for Management's Overseas Management Division work directly with the State Department to identify which trainings would best serve Foreign Service National staff working with State Department systems and develop procedures to enroll Foreign Service National staff in those trainings on a regular basis.

Questioned Cost
0
Funds for Better Use
0
Sep 28, 2023
NFA Transmittal
3-MCC-23-029-N
Recommendation
1

We recommend that Millennium Challenge Corporation determine the allowability of the $151,268 ($62,146 ineligible and $89,122 unsupported questioned costs) detailed on pages 58, 62, 78, and 116 of the audit report and recover any amount that is unallowable.

Questioned Cost
151268
Funds for Better Use
0
Recommendation
2

We recommend that the Millennium Challenge Corporation verify that MCA-Nepal corrects the material instance in internal control that is also an instance of material noncompliance detailed on page 116 of the audit
report.

Questioned Cost
0
Funds for Better Use
0
Recommendation
3

We recommend that the Millennium Challenge Corporation verify that MCA-Nepal corrects the twelve instances of material noncompliance detailed on pages 58 to 64, 78, 81, 85 to 95, 103, 105, and 112 of the audit
report.

Questioned Cost
0
Funds for Better Use
0
Sep 27, 2023
NFA Transmittal
3-MCC-23-028-N
Recommendation
1

We recommend that the Millennium Challenge Corporation determine the allowability of the $162,372 unsupported questioned costs on page 32 of the audit report and recover any amount that is unallowable.

Questioned Cost
162372
Funds for Better Use
0
Recommendation
2

We recommend that the Millennium Challenge Corporation verify that the Municipality of Tétouan corrects the instance of material
noncompliance detailed on pages 31 to 33 of the audit report.

Questioned Cost
0
Funds for Better Use
0
Sep 26, 2023
NFA Transmittal
3-MCC-23-027-N
Recommendation
1

We recommend that the Millennium Challenge Corporation's Chief Risk Officer determine the allowability of the $63,590 unsupported questioned costs on page 32 of the audit report and recover any amount that is unallowable.

Questioned Cost
63590
Funds for Better Use
0
Recommendation
2

We recommend that the Millennium Challenge Corporation's Chief Risk Officer verify that the Municipality of Dcheira el Jihadia corrects the two instances of material noncompliance detailed on pages 31 to 33 of the audit report

Questioned Cost
0
Funds for Better Use
0
Sep 25, 2023
NFA Transmittal
5-391-23-029-R
Recommendation
1

USAID/Pakistan determine the allowability of $823,000 in questioned costs ($25,475 ineligible and $797,525 unsupported) as described in findings 4.1.1 and 4.1.2 on page 15 of the audit report and recover any amount that is unallowable.

Questioned Cost
823000
Funds for Better Use
0
Close Date
May 16, 2024
Sep 25, 2023
NFA Transmittal
3-000-23-001-D
Recommendation
1

We recommend that USAID's Office of Acquisition and Assistance, Cost, Audit and Support Division verify that IAVI corrects the two instances of material noncompliance detailed on pages 1 and 3 of the audit report.

Questioned Cost
0
Funds for Better Use
0
Sep 18, 2023
Audit Report
8-294-23-003-P
Recommendation
1

USAID/West Bank Gaza to update its mission order covering procedures and responsibilities for internal control issues to include a requirement to document a deliberative process that provides information about the assumptions made and methodologies used in identifying and assessing what risks will be included in annual risk profile submissions.

Questioned Cost
0
Funds for Better Use
0
Close Date
Sep 18, 2023