Inspector General Open Recommendations
07/13/2021 - Department of Veterans Affairs Comprehensive Healthcare Inspection of the VA Portland Health Care System in Oregon Review - Open Recommendations
07/13/2021 - U.S. Agency for International Development Financial Audit of USAID Resources Managed by Baylor College of Medicine Children’s Foundation Lesotho Under Multiple Awards, July 1, 2019, to June 30, 2020 Other - Open Recommendations
07/12/2021 - Department of Homeland Security FEMA Has Not Prioritized Compliance with the Disaster Mitigation Act of 2000, Hindering Its Ability to Reduce Repetitive Damages to Roads and Bridges Audit - Open Recommendations
We recommend the Federal Emergency Management Agency Administrator address unresolved implementation issues, publish proposed regulations for notice and comment within 1 year, and issue final regulations within 3 years of issuance of this report for implementation of the Disaster Mitigation Act of 2000, 42 U.S.C. § 5172(b)(2).
We recommend the Federal Emergency Management Agency Administrator review and resolve hazard mitigation challenges, such as: 1. ensuring education and training of states and applicants on mitigation programs and availability of funding at the state and applicant levels; 2. revising criteria and instructions for completing benefit-cost analyses to clarify and streamline the process and assist applicants with meeting the required benefit-cost threshold; 3. streamlining the processes from application submission to approval to decrease applicants’ wait time for mitigation; and 4. considering existing flexibilities to adjust the cost share for applicants experiencing financial hardships.
07/12/2021 - Open Recommendations
07/12/2021 - Department of Veterans Affairs Comprehensive Healthcare Inspection of the Boise VA Medical Center in Idaho Review - Open Recommendations