Inspector General Open Recommendations
03/31/2021 - Department of Labor MSHA Can Improve How Violations Are Issued, Terminated, Modified, and Vacated Audit - Open Recommendations
We recommend the Assistant Secretary for Mine Safety and Health: Improve the violations termination process by decreasing the percentage of future untimely terminations, improving the use of 104(b) orders, and not allowing due dates to be extended unless for specific, justified reasons listed on the violation form.
We recommend the Assistant Secretary for Mine Safety and Health: Simplify the design of the supervisory checklists by revising compound questions into simple questions answerable by a single response (yes, no, or not applicable) and provide refresher training on the quantity completion requirements, how to properly complete and review the checklist, and the importance of providing feedback using the checklist.
03/30/2021 - Social Security Administration Achieving a Better Life Experience Accounts Open Recommendations
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03/30/2021 - Federal Housing Finance Agency Open Recommendations
03/30/2021 - Small Business Administration Evaluation of SBA’s Award Procedures for the CARES Act Entrepreneurial Development Cooperative Agreements Inspection / Evaluation - Open Recommendations
03/30/2021 - General Services Administration FAS's Packaged Office Furniture Program Limits Opportunities for Better Prices and Taxpayer Savings Audit - Open Recommendations
We recommend that the FAS Commissioner ensure that contracts awarded to resellers under the Packaged Office Furniture program meet federal regulations and FAS policy by developing and implementing a plan to remove current solicitation language that does not require contractors to submit a CSP disclosure under SIN 33721P, Packaged Office Furniture.
We recommend that the FAS Commissioner ensure that contracts awarded to resellers under the Packaged Office Furniture program meet federal regulations and FAS policy by developing and implementing controls to ensure compliance with Federal Acquisition Regulation 15.4, Contract Pricing; GSA Acquisition Regulation 538.270, Evaluation of Federal Supply Schedule (FSS) offers; and FAS Policy and Procedure 2018-03, Proper Documentation of Price Analysis Decisions – Federal Supply Schedule (FSS) Program. a. Require FAS contracting officers to obtain CSP disclosures on all SINs under the Packaged Office Furniture program. b. Ensure that a formal price analysis, which achieves fair and reasonable pricing, is conducted on Packaged Office Furniture SIN items awarded under current contracts to determine if the contract pricing is fair and reasonable.
03/30/2021 - Federal Housing Finance Agency FHFA’s Failure to Define and Clearly Communicate “Supervisory Concerns” Hinders the Enterprise Boards’ Ability to Execute Their Oversight Obligations Under FHFA’s Corporate Governance Regulation and Renders the Regulation Ineffective as a Supervisory Tool Inspection / Evaluation - Open Recommendations
FHFA should develop examination guidance that explains how supervisory concerns should be described and categorized in the Reports of Examination, establishes the Division of Enterprise Regulation’s expectations for timely and appropriate remediation for each such concern, and prescribes how such concerns should be monitored until they are fully remediated.
03/30/2021 - Department of the Interior Apparent Misuse of and Lack of Internal Controls Over the Government Purchase Card Program During the Coronavirus Pandemic Other - Open Recommendations
Update the DOI Purchase Card Program Policy and establish a universal auditframework to be applied equally across all DOI bureaus, requiring audits with established procedures on all transactions that meet the high-risk factors established by the Office of Acquisition and Property Management, including transactions that appear to be prohibited split purchases.
03/30/2021 - Department of Homeland Security Violations of Detention Standards Amidst COVID-19 Outbreak at La Palma Correctional Center in Eloy, AZ Inspection / Evaluation - Open Recommendations
We recommend the Executive Associate Director of Enforcement and Removal Operations direct the Phoenix Enforcement and Removal Field Office responsible for LPCC to: Ensure compliance and remedial action is taken to address LPCC’s use of force incidents and allegations of detainee mistreatment by staff when warranted.