Inspector General Open Recommendations
12/05/2014 - The Office of the Commissioner for Municipal Affairs Needs To Make Improvements in Administering Its Section 108 Loan Guarantee Program Open Recommendations
12/01/2014 - The Freeport Housing Authority, Freeport, NY, Did Not Administer Its Low-Rent Housing and Homeownership Programs in Accordance With HUD's Regulations Open Recommendations
We recommend that the Director of HUD’s New York Office of Public and Indian Housing require Authority officials to provide supporting documents for the proper use of $1,250,417 in sale proceeds from the scattered-site properties. Any amounts not supported or found to be improperly used should be repaid to the homeownership program from non-Federal funds.
11/24/2014 - The City of New York, NY, Did Not Always Disburse Community Development Block Grant Disaster Recovery Assistance Funds to Its Subrecipient in Accordance With Federal Regulations Open Recommendations
We recommend that HUD’s Deputy Assistant Secretary for Grant Programs instruct City officials to provide documentation to justify the $183 million in unsupported salary and fringe benefits and associated expenses charged to the CDBG-DR program. If documentation provided does not support the costs, this amount should be repaid from non-Federal funds.
11/14/2014 - Department of Defense Department of Defense Suicide Event Report Data Quality Assessment Open Recommendations
Rec. 3.d: The DoD OIG recommended that the Chiefs of the Military Services update guidance to: 1. identify subject matter experts to provide Department of Defense Suicide Event Report tech support to address questions, and 2. adapt and implement the proposed standard operating procedure/guidelines for the Department of Defense Suicide Event Report submission process to help Department of Defense Suicide Event Report submitters understand the various sources of information (for example, military law enforcement and medical) needed to submit a complete Department of Defense Suicide Event Report.
Rec. 3.a: The DoD OIG recommended that the Under Secretary of Defense for Personnel and Readiness, in accordance with Recommendation 2.a, publish guidance requiring a suicide event board to enable a multidisciplinary approach for obtaining the data required to make a comprehensive Department of Defense Suicide Event Report submission.
Rec. 2.a: The DoD OIG recommended that the Under Secretary of Defense for Personnel and Readiness publish guidance requiring suicide event boards to establish a multidisciplinary approach for obtaining the data necessary to make comprehensive Department of Defense Suicide Event Report submissions. For each suicide death, this board should: 1) be a locally (command or installation level) chartered board with defined task, purpose, and outcome for each suicide death review; 2) include participation by unit leadership, medical/mental health organizations, and Military Criminal Investigative organizations; and 3) articulate the requirement to appropriately share information (for example, medical and law enforcement reports) from ongoing investigations.
11/14/2014 - Department of Homeland Security Independent Auditors' Report on DHS' FY 2014 Financial Statements and Internal Control over Financial Reporting [Report Details] Audit - Open Recommendations
We recommend that the Department related to IT, controls to monitor compliance with requirements for security awareness training and role-based training for personnel with significant information security responsibilities should always be consistently implemented, and documentation of individuals subject to role-based training requirements should not be incomplete. Additionally, required background investigations should be consistently completed prior to granting access to key financial systems.
We recommend that the Department continue its corrective actions to address internal control deficiencies, in order to ensure full compliance with FMFIA and its OMB Circular No. A-123 approved plan in FY 2015. We also recommend that the Department conduct timely validation and verification procedures to demonstrate remediation in the fiscal year in which remediation occurred.