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Environmental Cleanup: DOD Should Communicate Future Costs for Red Hill Remediation and Closure

GAO-24-106185
Feb 14, 2024
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1 Open Recommendations
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Department of Defense The Secretary of Defense should expand the information available to Congress regarding the agency's fiscal exposure related to the Red Hill Bulk Fuel Facility by clearly identifying anticipated costs for defueling, remediating, and closing Red Hill in supplemental reports or other budget materials, updating the information as more is learned. (Recommendation 1)
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When we confirm what actions the agency has taken in response to this recommendation, we will provide updated information.

COVID-19 Relief: Treasury Could Improve Its Administration and Oversight of State and Local Fiscal Recovery Funds

GAO-24-106027
Dec 14, 2023
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4 Open Recommendations
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Department of the Treasury The Secretary of the Treasury should comprehensively assess staffing needs for the Contact Center to ensure that it is able to respond timely to SLFRF recipient requests for assistance and with information that meets their needs. (Recommendation 1)
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When we confirm what actions the agency has taken in response to this recommendation, we will provide updated information.
Department of the Treasury The Secretary of the Treasury should update and implement the agency's documented policies and procedures for monitoring recipients' use of SLFRF awards to reflect lessons learned from reviewing recipients' project and expenditure reports. (Recommendation 2)
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When we confirm what actions the agency has taken in response to this recommendation, we will provide updated information.
Department of the Treasury The Secretary of the Treasury should conduct timely systematic reviews of SLFRF recipients' single audit reports and document the results of those reviews. (Recommendation 3)
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When we confirm what actions the agency has taken in response to this recommendation, we will provide updated information.
Department of the Treasury The Secretary of the Treasury should issue timely management decisions related to SLFRF findings in accordance with OMB's single audit guidance. (Recommendation 4)
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When we confirm what actions the agency has taken in response to this recommendation, we will provide updated information.

Armed Forces Retirement Home: Congress and Agency Management Should Take Actions to Improve Financial Sustainability

GAO-24-106171
Dec 07, 2023
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8 Open Recommendations
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Congress Congress should consider taking action to address AFRH's financial shortfalls. This could include consideration of some level of continued General Fund transfers and the following proposals by AFRH management:

  • Amending 37 U.S.C. § 1007(i) to require (1) an increase in the amount of the payroll deductions from eligible service members and (2) that such deductions be adjusted for inflation on a recurring basis.
  • Passing legislation to authorize withholding from National Guard and Reserve members eligible for residence at AFRH, similar to withholding currently authorized from armed forces on active duty.
  • Passing legislation to authorize AFRH to receive reimbursement from appropriate sources for relevant health and medical care services provided to AFRH's residents. (Matter for Consideration 1)
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Armed Forces Retirement Home AFRH's Chief Operating Officer should develop and implement policies and procedures for preparing financial projections, including consistent application of relevant standards and inclusion of individuals with the appropriate expertise, such as an actuary. (Recommendation 1)
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When we confirm what actions the agency has taken in response to this recommendation, we will provide updated information.
Armed Forces Retirement Home AFRH's Chief Operating Officer, in coordination with the Secretary of Defense, should take steps to ensure that AFRH has an oversight body with the responsibilities and qualifications outlined in federal internal control standards, and consider whether the advisory council could be structured in a way to serve this role. (Recommendation 2)
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When we confirm what actions the agency has taken in response to this recommendation, we will provide updated information.
Armed Forces Retirement Home AFRH's Chief Operating Officer should develop a written plan for managing occupancy levels at both campuses that is consistent with management's goal and industry standards. (Recommendation 3)
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Armed Forces Retirement Home AFRH's Chief Operating Officer should develop and implement policies and procedures for estimating deferred maintenance costs and reporting fiscal exposures for all of its facilities. (Recommendation 4)
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Armed Forces Retirement Home AFRH's Chief Operating Officer should update its financial management policy to include specific implementing guidance (SOPs) for staff performing the daily procedures related to the financial management of its trust fund, and to reflect current processes. (Recommendation 5)
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Freely Associated States: Agencies Should Enhance Procedures to Address Millions of Dollars in Questionable Spending

GAO-23-106160
Oct 27, 2023
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6 Open Recommendations
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Department of Health and Human Services The Secretary of Health and Human Services should take appropriate action, such as dedicating adequate staffing resources, to ensure that management decisions for questioned costs identified in single audits for FSM, RMI, and Palau are issued within the required timeframe. (Recommendation 1)
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When we confirm what actions the agency has taken in response to this recommendation, we will provide updated information.
Department of the Interior The Secretary of the Interior should take appropriate action, such as dedicating adequate staffing resources, to ensure that management decisions for questioned costs identified in single audits for FSM, RMI, and Palau are issued within the required timeframe. (Recommendation 2)
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Department of Health and Human Services The Secretary of Health and Human Services should revise its guidance to specify when HHS monitoring of award recipients' corrective actions related to questioned costs should begin and how frequently it should occur. (Recommendation 3)
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Department of the Interior The Secretary of the Interior should establish a mechanism to track over time the results of efforts to resolve questioned costs identified in single audits for FSM, RMI, and Palau. (Recommendation 4)
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Department of the Interior The Secretary of the Interior should notify the auditor responsible for the RMI 2019 single audit about any inaccuracies in the RMI's single audit report, as federal regulation requires. (Recommendation 5)
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Department of the Interior The Secretary of the Interior should document its procedures for resolving single audit findings, including questioned costs, for FSM, RMI, and Palau. (Recommendation 6)
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