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Compendium of Unimplemented Recommendations

The 2017 edition of OIG's Compendium of Unimplemented Recommendations focuses on the top 25 unimplemented recommendations that, in OIG's view, would most positively affect HHS programs in terms of cost savings, program effectiveness and efficiency, and quality improvements and should, therefore, be prioritized for implementation. The recommendations come from OIG audits and evaluations performed pursuant to the Inspector General Act of 1978 (IG Act), as amended. In this publication, the top 25 unimplemented recommendations are numbered and generally grouped by the underlying program or operation area. However, they are not internally ranked, and the numbering and grouping do not reflect relative priority among the 25. The Appendix of the Compendium includes a broader list of significant unimplemented recommendations from OIG.

In years prior to 2007, information about recommendations was provided in OIG's "Red Book" (unimplemented monetary recommendations) and "Orange Book" (unimplemented nonmonetary recommendations). The "Red Book" focused on significant recommendations to save costs and the "Orange Book" focused on recommendations to improve HHS programs.

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