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Department of Health and Human Services

Office of Inspector General -- AUDIT

"Review of the Administration for Children and Families Controls Over Contract Reporting and Contracts," (A-12-92-00032)

December 22, 1992

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This final report presents the results of our review of the Administration for Children and Families (ACF) controls over contracts. The Office of Inspector General is required to provide an annual report to Congress on: (1) the accuracy and completeness of data provided to the Federal Procurement Data System (FPDS) and (2) the Department's progress implementing controls over contracts for advisory and assistance services (CAAS). The Department understated ACF's FY 1991 overall new contracting activity of $18.3 million by $15.6 million in the FPDS. Of this amount, ACF's use of $5.5 million in CAAS contract actions was understated by $4.3 million in the FY 1991 FPDS data. Additionally, some CAAS contract files did not have the documentation showing proper approval and justification.