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HHS Resolution of Audit Recommendations

HHS is responsible for resolving Federal and non-Federal audit report recommendations related to its activities, grantees, and contractors within 6 months after formal receipt of the audit report. OIG prepares and forwards to HHS agencies monthly stewardship reports showing the status of these audit recommendations. An October 2016 Senate report found that 72 different Inspector General (IG) offices reported that Federal departments and agencies were wasting a total of $87 billion by failing to implement more than 15,000 IG recommendations. Of the 72 Federal departments and agencies mentioned in the report, HHS had the second highest number of open and unimplemented IG recommendations and the fifth highest in potential cost savings, $23 billion, if recommendations had been implemented. We will determine whether each agency has resolved audit recommendations in a timely manner during fiscal years 2015 and 2016. We will also identify all unresolved audit recommendations that were due for resolution as of September 30, 2016.

Announced or Revised Agency Title Component Report Number(s) Expected Issue Date (FY)
Completed (partial) Other HHS Resolution of Audit Recommendations Office of Audit Services A-07-17-03227;

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