The OIG identified the Top Management and Performance Challenges (TMPC) facing the Commission in FY 2024 as: 1) Implementation of the Strategic Plan: a) Implementation of new Cooperative Agreements with CNAs to Modernize and Enhance Program Compliance; b) Successful Implementation of the Section 898 Panel Recommendations; c) Use of an Enterprise-wide Risk Management (ERM) Framework. 2) Breakdowns in Internal Control over Financial Management and Reporting. Appendix A – Watch Item 1: List of Unimplemented OIG Audit Recommendations Watch Item 2: Program Growth and Resulting Risk Appendix B –898 Panel Recommendations for Commission action. OIG provided a draft of this report to Commission management, whose comments on the Commission’s progress in each challenge area have been considered and/or incorporated into this final version.
We are pleased to provide the Office of Inspector General (OIG) Quarterly Audit Recommendation Status Report. As of July 30th, 2021, there are 81 open recommendations, 36 of which are considered “Overdue,” and another 26 reported by management as “Implemented.” Since the date of the OIG’s last semiannual report to Congress, dated March 31st, 2021, 13 new recommendations were added, and no recommendations were closed.
On October 13, 2021, the United States Attorney’s Office for the District of Connecticut announced that it has entered into a settlement agreement with New Britain-based CW Resources Inc. to resolve allegations that CW Resources submitted claims that falsely certified compliance with program requirements and failed to maintain adequate medical documentation of significantly disabled employees pursuant to the AbilityOne Program.
We are pleased to provide the Office of Inspector General (OIG) Quarterly Audit Recommendation Status Report. As of September 30th, 2021, there are 58 open recommendations, 6 of which were reported as “implemented” by management; and 3 of the remaining 52 categorized as “Overdue.” Since the date of the OIG’s last recommendation status report, dated July 30th, 2021, no new recommendations were added, and 11 recommendations were closed.
OIG is pleased to provide the Top Management Challenges Report. In accordance with the Reports Consolidation Act of 2000, the Office of Inspector General reports on the most serious management and performance challenges facing the U.S. AbilityOne Commission. In this year’s Top Management and Performance Challenges Report, we include the most pressing challenges and added two watch list items.
The OIG contracted with the independent certified public accounting firm, Allmond & Company, LLC (Allmond), to audit the Commission’s financial statements and related footnotes. Allmond found the financial statements present fairly, in all material respects, the financial position of the Commission as of September 30, 2021 and 2020, and its net costs, changes in net position, and budgetary resources for the fiscal year then ended in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles.
The Office of the Inspector General is required by the Federal Information Security Modernization Act of 2014 (FISMA) to conduct an annual independent evaluation that determines the effectiveness of the information security program (ISP) and practices of its respective agency. To that end, the Office of Inspector General engaged the independent public accounting firm McConnell & Jones LLP (M&J) to conduct the annual evaluation and complete the FY 2021 IG FISMA Reporting Metrics.
The U.S. AbilityOne Commission Inspector General is a statutory member of the Panel on Department of Defense and AbilityOne Contracting Oversight, Accountability, and Integrity, established under Section 898 of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for FY17. The primary mission of the Panel is to identify vulnerabilities and opportunities in DoD contracting within the AbilityOne Program and, at a minimum, recommend improvements in the oversight, accountability, and integrity of the Program.