Inspector General Open Recommendations
07/22/2021 - Federal Housing Finance Agency FHFA Lacked Documentation of its Validation of Data Used to Produce the Third Quarter 2020 Seasonally Adjusted, Expanded-Data FHFA HPI and Failed to Timely Review its Information Quality Guidelines Audit - Open Recommendations
07/22/2021 - Department of Veterans Affairs Contracted Residence Programs Need Stronger Monitoring to Ensure Veterans Experiencing Homelessness Receive Services Audit - Open Recommendations
07/22/2021 - Department of Homeland Security CBP Needs to Strengthen Its Oversight and Policy to Better Care for Migrants Needing Medical Attention Audit - Open Recommendations
We recommend the Acting Commissioner of U.S. Customs and Border Protection periodically assess and document requirements to review and update related policies and procedures to: 1. clearly define at-risk populations; 2. establish set times for frequency of welfare checks; 3. ensure completion of medical assessments for all juveniles; and 4 ensure rescreening of migrants after detainment exceeds guidelines.
We recommend the U.S. Customs and Border Protection Chief Medical Officer continue to collaborate with U.S. Border Patrol and Office of Field Operations to strengthen oversight and quality assurance plans through the CBP Self-Inspections Program, to review and assess medical screening, welfare checks, and the recording of supporting documentation.
We recommend the Acting Commissioner of U.S. Customs and Border Protection develop training and require U.S. Border Patrol agents and Office of Field Operations officers to attend the training, which should include: 1. updates and changes to policies and procedures when revised; and 2. recurrent medical training requirements to identify common signs and symptoms of persons in a medical emergency in order to initiate lifesaving measures and activation of Emergency Medical Services.
07/22/2021 - Department of Homeland Security Review of the February 16, 2020 Childbirth at the Chula Vista Border Patrol Station Inspection / Evaluation - Open Recommendations
We recommend the Commissioner, Customs and Border Protection develop written protocols for CBP personnel at hospital and healthcare facilities to defer, absent exigent circumstances, to hospitals and other local health-care providers to provide interpreter services for in custody, limited-English proficiency individuals when discussing medical information
07/21/2021 - Department of Veterans Affairs Audiology Leaders’ Deficiencies Responding to Poor Care and Monitoring Performance at the Eastern Oklahoma VA Health Care System in Muskogee Inspection / Evaluation - Open Recommendations