Recommendations

Department of State

U.S. Agency for Global Media

Department recommendations include 53 recommendations that are associated with the International Boundary Water Commission.
 
ISP-I-23-12
  1. Recommendation Number
    1
    Open Resolved

    Embassy Juba should submit its FY 2022 annual Statement of Assurance in accordance with Department standards.

  2. Recommendation Number
    2
    Open Resolved

    Embassy Juba should bring its public diplomacy grant files into compliance with Department standards.

  3. Recommendation Number
    3
    Open Resolved

    Embassy Juba should install signage at the Consular Section’s public entrance with all information required by Department guidance.

  4. Recommendation Number
    4
    Open Resolved

    Embassy Juba should bring its consular cashiering operations into compliance with Department standards.

  5. Recommendation Number
    5
    Open Resolved

    Embassy Juba, in coordination with the Bureau of Consular Affairs, should bring the privacy booth into compliance with Department standards.

  6. Recommendation Number
    6
    Open Resolved

    Embassy Juba, in coordination with the Bureau of Consular Affairs, should upgrade the booth in the West Compound Access Control to allow the consular cash register to be located there, bringing oversight of consular cashiering operations into compliance with Department standards.

  7. Recommendation Number
    7
    Open Resolved

    Embassy Juba, in coordination with the Bureau of Consular Affairs, should bring its developmental training program into compliance with Department standards.

  8. Recommendation Number
    8
    Open Resolved

    Embassy Juba should develop and implement a plan for communication and coordination within the Management Section and with the U.S. Agency for International Development alternate service provider.

  9. Recommendation Number
    9
    Open Resolved

    The Bureau of African Affairs, in coordination with the Foreign Service Institute, should evaluate and provide resources to assist with improving communication and coordination within the Management Section and with the U.S. Agency for International Development alternate service provider.

  10. Recommendation Number
    10
    Open Resolved

    The Bureau of African Affairs, in coordination with Embassy Juba should implement standard operating procedures for key administrative processes.

  11. Recommendation Number
    11
    Open Resolved

    Embassy Juba, in coordination with the Bureau of Global Talent Management, should update the embassy’s local compensation plan to comply with South Sudanese labor laws.

  12. Recommendation Number
    12
    Open Resolved

    Embassy Juba should complete all information systems security officer responsibilities, in accordance with Department standards.

  13. Recommendation Number
    13
    Open Resolved

    Embassy Juba should implement procedures to maintain documentation for all aspects of its computer support and operations, in accordance with Department standards.

  14. Recommendation Number
    14
    Open Resolved

    Embassy Juba should configure, monitor, and register its dedicated internet network with the Bureau of Information Resource Management.

  15. Recommendation Number
    15
    Open Resolved

    Embassy Juba should complete information technology contingency plans for the unclassified and classified networks and test the plans, in accordance with Department standards.

  16. Recommendation Number
    16
    Open Resolved

    Embassy Juba should implement standard operating procedures to manage its mobile devices and a policy on the personal use of mobile devices, in accordance with Department standards.

  17. Recommendation Number
    17
    Open Resolved

    Embassy Juba should bring the unclassified server room into compliance with Department standards.

  18. Recommendation Number
    18
    Open Resolved

    Embassy Juba should develop mail screening standard operating procedures and disseminate it to local guard and mail room staff.

  19. Recommendation Number
    19
    Open Resolved

    The Bureau of African Affairs, in coordination with the Bureau of Administration and Embassy Juba, should take appropriate action to assist the embassy with its annual inventory and reconciliation for fiscal years 2022 and 2023.

  20. Recommendation Number
    20
    Open Resolved

    Embassy Juba should implement a records management program that complies with Department standards.

ISP-I-23-15
  1. Recommendation Number
    1
    Closed Implemented

    The U.S. Mission to the European Union, in coordination with the Bureau of Consular Affairs, should review the need for the Senior Consular Representative position and make adjustments as necessary to meet both U.S. consular policy objectives and Department standards for effective use of resources.

ISP-I-23-10
  1. Recommendation Number
    1
    Closed Implemented

    Embassy Beirut, in coordination with the Bureau of Consular Affairs, should implement a plan to mitigate, to the maximum extent practicable, safety risks associated with the area outside the pedestrian gate used by consular customers, in accordance with Department guidelines.

  2. Recommendation Number
    2
    Closed Implemented

    Embassy Beirut, in coordination with the Bureaus of Consular Affairs and Overseas Buildings Operations, should provide protection from the elements for consular applicants, in accordance with Department standards.

  3. Recommendation Number
    3
    Open Resolved

    Embassy Beirut, in coordination with the Bureau of Overseas Buildings Operations, should bring its fire protection program into compliance with Department standards.

  4. Recommendation Number
    4
    Open Resolved

    Embassy Beirut, in coordination with the Bureau of Overseas Buildings Operations, should report all unauthorized construction projects and rectify each project in accordance with Department standards.

  5. Recommendation Number
    5
    Open Resolved

    Embassy Beirut should obtain authorization from the Bureau of Overseas Buildings Operations to use shipping containers for permanent storage or dismantle and remove them in accordance with Department requirements.

  6. Recommendation Number
    6
    Open Resolved

    Embassy Beirut should comply with all Department Overseas Motor Vehicle Safety Management Program requirements.

  7. Recommendation Number
    7
    Closed Implemented

    Embassy Beirut should bring its contracting officer’s representative program into compliance with Department standards.

  8. Recommendation Number
    8
    Open Resolved

    Embassy Beirut should enforce driver duty limits for all embassy drivers in accordance with Department guidelines.

  9. Recommendation Number
    9
    Closed Implemented

    Embassy Beirut should require the Beirut Recreation Association Board of Directors to comply with Department standards and its own by-laws regarding its oversight responsibilities.

  10. Recommendation Number
    10
    Closed Implemented

    Embassy Beirut should implement internal controls to ensure government resources are used in accordance with Department standards.

  11. Recommendation Number
    11
    Open Resolved

    Embassy Beirut should train locally employed information management staff in accordance with Department standards.

  12. Recommendation Number
    12
    Closed Implemented

    Embassy Beirut should perform information systems security officers’ duties in accordance with Department standards.

  13. Recommendation Number
    13
    Open Resolved

    Embassy Beirut should comply with Department standards for managing its dedicated internet networks.

  14. Recommendation Number
    14
    Closed Implemented

    Embassy Beirut should implement a records management program in accordance with Department standards.

  15. Recommendation Number
    15
    Closed Implemented

    Embassy Beirut, in coordination with the Bureau of Overseas Buildings Operations, should relocate stored items to climate-controlled storage outside the unclassified server room to conform to Department and Occupational Safety and Health Administration standards.

AUD-CGI-23-16
  1. Recommendation Number
    1
    Closed Implemented Significant

    OIG recommends that the Bureau of Overseas Buildings Operations (OBO), in coordination with the Bureau of Administration, comply with Department of State guidance to address the schedule delay for New Embassy Compound Mexico City, Mexico. Specifically, OBO, in coordination with the Bureau of Administration, must (1) determine the type of delay (excusable, nonexcusable, or compensable), (2) document the delay, (3) develop the government’s position, (4) discuss the government’s position with the contractor, (5) adjust the government’s position based on the discussions with the contractor, and (6) prepare a final decision.

  2. Recommendation Number
    2
    Open Resolved

    OIG recommends that the Bureau of Overseas Buildings Operations, working collaboratively with Caddell Construction Co, LLC, develop and implement an action plan to ensure the Project Execution Schedule meets all the purposes outlined in Contract Specification 013205, paragraph 1.4 for Contract SAQMMA17C0287, NEC Mexico City, Mexico.

  3. Recommendation Number
    3
    Closed Implemented Significant

    OIG recommends that the Bureau of Overseas Buildings Operations (OBO), in coordination with the Bureau of Administration, evaluate and respond to the Time Impact Analysis (TIA) prepared by the contractor to determine whether a schedule extension was justified for the unilateral modification P00066 to the New Embassy Compound Mexico City, Mexico. In accordance with the Federal Acquisition Regulation and Department of State policy, OBO, in collaboration with the Bureau of Administration, must (1) prepare a prenegotiation memorandum and a findings of fact that include a TIA, (2) issue a decision on the prenegotiation memorandum, (3) proceed with negotiations, including discussion of the TIA, with the goal of a fair and reasonable settlement for the change, and (4) report the results of the negotiations to the Contracting Officer, including recommendations for a fair and reasonable settlement that include any schedule extensions for the change.

  4. Recommendation Number
    4
    Closed Implemented Significant

    OIG recommends that the Bureau of Overseas Buildings Operations (OBO), in coordination with the Bureau of Administration, assess time as part of their independent government cost estimate process and evaluate and respond to the Time Impact Analysis (TIA) prepared by the contractor for all outstanding requests for proposals to the New Embassy Compound Mexico City, Mexico, project when preparing an independent government cost estimate. In accordance with the Federal Acquisition Regulation and Department of State policy, OBO, in collaboration with the Bureau of Administration, must (1) prepare a prenegotiation memorandum and a findings of fact that include TIAs, (2) issue a decision on the prenegotiation memorandum, (3) proceed with negotiations, including discussion of the TIAs, with the goal of a fair and reasonable settlement for the change, and (4) report the results of the negotiations to the Contracting Officer, including recommendations for a fair and reasonable settlement that include any schedule extensions for the change.

ISP-I-23-13
  1. Recommendation Number
    1
    Open Resolved

    Embassy Khartoum should document its public diplomacy grants in accordance with Department standards.

  2. Recommendation Number
    2
    Open Resolved

    Embassy Khartoum should conduct its consular fraud prevention program in accordance with Department standards.

  3. Recommendation Number
    3
    Open Resolved

    Embassy Khartoum should develop and implement a written consular training and orientation program in accordance with Department standards.

  4. Recommendation Number
    4
    Open Resolved

    Embassy Khartoum should install signage at the Consular Section’s public entrance with all information required by Department guidance.

  5. Recommendation Number
    5
    Open Resolved $50,000

    Embassy Khartoum should either implement a plan to fully use the leased facility in El Fashir, Darfur, or terminate the lease for the facility, return U.S. government assets and vehicles to the embassy and put up to $50,000 to better use.

  6. Recommendation Number
    6
    Closed Implemented

    Embassy Khartoum should document all nonexpendable property transfers in accordance with Department standards.

  7. Recommendation Number
    7
    Open Resolved

    Embassy Khartoum should dismantle and remove its shipping containers and portable structures in accordance with Department requirements or obtain authorization from the Bureau of Overseas Buildings Operations to use them as permanent storage.

  8. Recommendation Number
    8
    Closed Implemented

    Embassy Khartoum should comply with Department training standards on the use of powered industrial trucks, such as forklifts.

  9. Recommendation Number
    9
    Open Resolved

    Embassy Khartoum should comply with Department guidance on mishap reporting.

  10. Recommendation Number
    10
    Open Resolved

    Embassy Khartoum should manage its bulk fuel operation in accordance with Department standards.

  11. Recommendation Number
    11
    Open Resolved

    Embassy Khartoum should use the Integrated Logistics Management System to track all uniforms and personal protective equipment in accordance with Department standards.

  12. Recommendation Number
    12
    Open Resolved

    Embassy Khartoum should complete all information systems security officer responsibilities in accordance with Department standards.

  13. Recommendation Number
    13
    Closed Implemented

    Embassy Khartoum should register its dedicated internet networks with the Bureau of Information Resource Management.

  14. Recommendation Number
    14
    Open Resolved

    Embassy Khartoum should implement steps to secure and monitor its dedicated internet networks.

  15. Recommendation Number
    15
    Open Resolved

    Embassy Khartoum should complete information technology contingency plans for the unclassified and classified networks and test the plans in accordance with Department standards.

  16. Recommendation Number
    16
    Open Resolved

    Embassy Khartoum should develop an acquisition plan for its information technology needs in accordance with Department standards.

  17. Recommendation Number
    17
    Open Resolved

    Embassy Khartoum should implement standard operating procedures for managing and tracking mobile devices as required by Department standards.

  18. Recommendation Number
    18
    Open Resolved

    Embassy Khartoum should implement a records management program that complies with Department standards.

ISP-I-23-08
  1. Recommendation Number
    1
    Open Resolved

    The Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs should require comprehensive use of the Department’s Management Controls Checklist to develop the Annual Chief of Mission Management Control Statement of Assurance to effectively identify and mitigate internal control risks to the bureau’s projects, programs, and operations in accordance with Department guidance.

  2. Recommendation Number
    2
    Open Resolved

    The Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs should follow Department guidance with respect to the communication and execution of its ongoing reorganization plans.

  3. Recommendation Number
    3
    Closed Implemented

    The Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs should develop an implementation plan for its functional bureau strategy, in accordance with Department standards.

  4. Recommendation Number
    4
    Closed Implemented

    The Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs should implement procedures for conducting regularly scheduled and senior leadership-led reviews of its progress in meeting strategic goals and objectives, in accordance with Department guidance.

  5. Recommendation Number
    5
    Open Resolved

    The Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs, in coordination with the Office of Foreign Assistance and the Bureau of Budget and Planning, should identify its major programs in accordance with Department guidance.

  6. Recommendation Number
    6
    Open Resolved

    The Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs, in coordination with the Office of Foreign Assistance and the Bureau of Budget and Planning, should implement monitoring and evaluation plans for its major programs, in accordance with Department standards.

  7. Recommendation Number
    7
    Open Resolved

    The Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs should require that its risk assessment and monitoring plans related to continued programing in Afghanistan reflect changed conditions within the country.

  8. Recommendation Number
    8
    Open Resolved

    The Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs should implement bureau-wide guidance to direct its long-term efforts to improve and coordinate the bureau’s design, monitoring, and evaluation activities.

  9. Recommendation Number
    9
    Open Resolved

    The Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs should evaluate its long-term ongoing programs in accordance with Department standards.

  10. Recommendation Number
    10
    Closed Implemented

    The Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs should implement mechanisms to centrally track information on domestically managed foreign assistance programs and provide financial and program reports to the bureau’s senior leadership on core program management responsibilities.

  11. Recommendation Number
    11
    Open Resolved

    The Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs should implement a system to require joint evaluation reports be prepared according to the terms of its agreements with partner governments.

  12. Recommendation Number
    12
    Closed Implemented

    The Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs should develop a template for implementing mechanisms with the Departments of Justice and Homeland Security to improve planning, project monitoring and evaluations, and financial tracking and account reconciliations.

  13. Recommendation Number
    13
    Closed Implemented

    The Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs should implement standard operating procedures to provide oversight and accountability for interagency agreements and agreements with international organizations in accordance with Department requirements and bureau policies.

  14. Recommendation Number
    14
    Closed Implemented

    The Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs should implement procedures for the timely close out of all current and future agreements.

  15. Recommendation Number
    15
    Open Resolved

    The Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs should update its standard operating procedures regarding monitoring of award implementation to provide oversight and accountability for maintaining records of its federal assistance awards, in accordance with the Federal Assistance Directive.

  16. Recommendation Number
    16
    Open Resolved

    The Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs should close out federal assistance awards as required by the Federal Assistance Directive.

  17. Recommendation Number
    17
    Open Resolved

    The Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs should complete and implement a bureau risk management policy.

  18. Recommendation Number
    18
    Open Resolved

    The Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs should comply with Department contracting officer's representative program standards.

  19. Recommendation Number
    19
    Open Resolved

    The Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs should implement written service standards for the services and support provided by the Executive Office and hold the Executive Office accountable for meeting the service standards.

  20. Recommendation Number
    20
    Open Resolved

    The Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs should implement periodic reviews of bureau policies and procedures, update them as necessary, and maintain them in a central repository.

  21. Recommendation Number
    21
    Open Resolved $220,000,000

    The Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs should review and deobligate all invalid unliquidated obligations in accordance with Department guidance so funds of up to $220 million can be put to better use.

  22. Recommendation Number
    22
    Closed Implemented

    The Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs should implement a standard project management lifecycle with a standard set of project controls for use in all information technology projects.

  23. Recommendation Number
    23
    Open Resolved

    The Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs should implement a process for the Information Management Division to monitor contractor performance for all information technology projects.

  24. Recommendation Number
    24
    Open Resolved

    The Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs should implement a process to notify its Information Management Division when new systems at its overseas locations are developed or deployed and ensure periodic review by staff.

  25. Recommendation Number
    25
    Open Resolved

    The Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs should review and update its information system contingency plan for the Global INL network to align with bureau requirements.

  26. Recommendation Number
    26
    Open Resolved

    The Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs, in coordination with the Bureau of Information Resource Management, should complete the assessment and authorization to operate process for the Office of Aviation web application.

  27. Recommendation Number
    27
    Closed Implemented

    The Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs should revise the charter for the Information Management Advisory Council to clearly define its scope and information management responsibilities.

  28. Recommendation Number
    28
    Open Resolved

    The Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs should develop and implement records management procedures for organizing and managing bureau electronic records.

ISP-I-23-03
  1. Recommendation Number
    1
    Closed Implemented

    Embassy La Paz should conduct end-use monitoring of defense, dual-use, or sensitive equipment in accordance with Department standards.

  2. Recommendation Number
    2
    Closed Implemented

    Embassy La Paz should implement practices to ensure allocation of public diplomacy funding complies with Department requirements.

  3. Recommendation Number
    3
    Closed Implemented

    Embassy La Paz should comply with Department standards for grant file documentation.

  4. Recommendation Number
    4
    Closed Implemented

    Embassy La Paz should evaluate the @USRepBolivia Twitter account as part of ongoing strategic planning efforts, in accordance with Department standards.

  5. Recommendation Number
    5
    Closed Implemented

    Embassy La Paz should use the PD Tools application to document its public diplomacy implementation plan, in accordance with Department guidance.

  6. Recommendation Number
    6
    Closed Implemented

    Embassy La Paz should make necessary modifications to the Consular Section’s cashier booth to enable consular managers to visually observe the activities within it, in accordance with Department standards.

  7. Recommendation Number
    7
    Closed Implemented

    Embassy La Paz, in coordination with the Bureau of Overseas Buildings Operations, should implement an emergency exit plan at the embassy’s chancery that complies with Department guidance.

  8. Recommendation Number
    8
    Closed Implemented

    Embassy La Paz, in coordination with the Bureau of Overseas Buildings Operations, should evaluate the adequacy of all its residential properties for seismic risk in accordance with Department standards.

  9. Recommendation Number
    9
    Closed Implemented

    Embassy La Paz, in coordination with the Bureau of Western Hemisphere Affairs, should implement a process to require timely submission of locally employed staff performance evaluations and take immediate action when submissions are late.

  10. Recommendation Number
    10
    Closed Implemented

    Embassy La Paz should comply with Department overseas motor vehicle safety standards for armored vehicle drivers under chief of mission authority.

  11. Recommendation Number
    11
    Closed Implemented

    Embassy La Paz should comply with the Department’s overseas motor vehicle safety standards for chauffeurs under chief of mission authority.

  12. Recommendation Number
    12
    Closed Implemented

    The Bureau of Information Resource Management, in coordination with Embassy La Paz, should configure SharePoint permissions to comply with Department standards.

  13. Recommendation Number
    13
    Closed Implemented

    Embassy La Paz should require information systems security officers to perform their duties in accordance with Department standards.

  14. Recommendation Number
    14
    Closed Implemented

    Embassy La Paz should implement a records management program in accordance with Department standards.

ISP-I-23-06
  1. Recommendation Number
    1
    Closed Implemented

    Embassy Buenos Aires should conduct joint evaluation reviews with the government of Argentina for Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs-funded assistance.

  2. Recommendation Number
    2
    Closed Implemented

    Embassy Buenos Aires, in coordination with the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, should develop and present options for Binational Fulbright Commission review to address reasonable balance between Argentine and U.S. Fulbright Educational Exchange participation.

  3. Recommendation Number
    3
    Closed Implemented

    Embassy Buenos Aires should delete nonimmigrant visa case records in accordance with Department standards.

  4. Recommendation Number
    4
    Closed Implemented

    Embassy Buenos Aires should oversee nonimmigrant visa operations in the two consular outbuildings in accordance with Department standards.

  5. Recommendation Number
    5
    Open Resolved Significant

    Embassy Buenos Aires, in coordination with the Bureau of Overseas Buildings Operations, should bring its fire protection program into compliance with Department standards.

  6. Recommendation Number
    6
    Closed Implemented

    Embassy Buenos Aires, in coordination with the Bureau of Overseas Buildings Operations, should mitigate the fire and life-safety risks of its high-rise residential properties that do not comply with Department standards.

  7. Recommendation Number
    7
    Closed Implemented

    Embassy Buenos Aires should complete and document safety certifications for all embassy properties in the Post Occupational Health and Safety Officer Certification Application and correct any identified safety issue prior to occupancy, in accordance with Department standards.

  8. Recommendation Number
    8
    Open Resolved

    Embassy Buenos Aires should obtain authorization from the Bureau of Overseas Buildings Operations to use shipping containers for permanent storage and office space or dismantle and remove them in accordance with Department requirements.

  9. Recommendation Number
    9
    Closed Implemented

    Embassy Buenos Aires should comply with all Department overseas motor vehicle safety standards for chauffeurs and incidental drivers under chief of mission authority.

  10. Recommendation Number
    10
    Closed Implemented

    Embassy Buenos Aires should enforce driver duty limits for all embassy drivers in accordance with Department guidelines.

  11. Recommendation Number
    11
    Closed Implemented

    Embassy Buenos Aires, in coordination with the Bureau of Administration, should dispose of excess vehicles according to Department guidelines.

  12. Recommendation Number
    12
    Closed Implemented

    Embassy Buenos Aires should separate property management responsibilities in accordance with Department standards.

  13. Recommendation Number
    13
    Closed Implemented

    Embassy Buenos Aires, in coordination with the Bureau of Global Talent Management, should document an exception to Department guidance or process its mutual separation agreements in accordance with Department requirements.

  14. Recommendation Number
    14
    Closed Implemented

    The Bureau of Information Resource Management, in coordination with Embassy Buenos Aires, should configure SharePoint permissions to comply with Department standards.

  15. Recommendation Number
    15
    Closed Implemented

    Embassy Buenos Aires should require information systems security officers to perform their duties in accordance with Department standards.

  16. Recommendation Number
    16
    Open Resolved

    Embassy Buenos Aires, in coordination with the Bureaus of Western Hemisphere Affairs and Information Resource Management, should remediate the network cabling infrastructure to comply with Department standards.

  17. Recommendation Number
    17
    Open Resolved

    Embassy Buenos Aires, in coordination with the Bureaus of Western Hemisphere Affairs and Overseas Buildings Operations, should relocate the telecommunications demarcation points outside limited access area communications rooms in accordance with Department standards.

  18. Recommendation Number
    18
    Open Resolved

    Embassy Buenos Aires should implement a records management program in accordance with Department standards.

ISP-I-23-05
  1. Recommendation Number
    1
    Closed Implemented

    The Bureau of South and Central Asian Affairs should delineate and publicize the roles and responsibilities of the Afghanistan Affairs Unit and other Department offices dealing with Afghanistan issues.

  2. Recommendation Number
    2
    Closed Implemented

    The Afghanistan Affairs Unit, in coordination with the Bureau of Global Public Affairs and the Bureau of South and Central Asian Affairs, should maintain its official website with current and relevant information.

  3. Recommendation Number
    3
    Closed Implemented

    The Afghanistan Affairs Unit should implement a unified, mission-wide contact management system.

  4. Recommendation Number
    4
    Closed Implemented

    The Afghanistan Affairs Unit should develop and implement a written fraud prevention strategy and standard operating procedures in accordance with Department standards.

  5. Recommendation Number
    5
    Closed Implemented

    The Afghanistan Affairs Unit should comply with Department records management requirements for records storage and the capturing and archiving of electronic messages.

  6. Recommendation Number
    6
    Closed Implemented

    The Afghanistan Affairs Unit should comply with the Department’s domestic employee teleworking overseas policy and eligibility requirements.

ISP-I-23-07
  1. Recommendation Number
    1
    Closed Implemented

    Embassy Kuwait City should cross-train Consular Section locally employed staff in U.S. citizen services functions, in accordance with Department standards.

  2. Recommendation Number
    2
    Closed Implemented

    Embassy Kuwait City should implement and monitor controls to confirm compliance with the Department’s standards for time and attendance.

  3. Recommendation Number
    3
    Closed Implemented

    Embassy Kuwait City should comply with all Department overseas motor vehicle safety standards for chauffeurs and incidental drivers under chief of mission authority.

  4. Recommendation Number
    4
    Closed Implemented

    Embassy Kuwait City should record all embassy vehicle usage in accordance with Department standards.

  5. Recommendation Number
    5
    Closed Implemented

    Embassy Kuwait City should dispose of excess expendable and nonexpendable property, in accordance with Department guidelines.

  6. Recommendation Number
    6
    Closed Implemented

    Embassy Kuwait City should account for all expendable and nonexpendable property in the Integrated Logistics Management System, in accordance with Department guidelines.

  7. Recommendation Number
    7
    Closed Implemented

    Embassy Kuwait City should bring its furniture and appliance pool into compliance with Department standards.

  8. Recommendation Number
    8
    Closed Implemented

    Embassy Kuwait City should comply with Department standards related to the use of the shipping containers as permanent storage.

  9. Recommendation Number
    9
    Closed Implemented

    Embassy Kuwait City should bring its contracting officer’s representative program into compliance with Department standards.

  10. Recommendation Number
    10
    Closed Implemented

    Embassy Kuwait City should comply with the Department’s model standard lease and pay residential utility bills based on actual expenses.

  11. Recommendation Number
    11
    Open Resolved

    Embassy Kuwait City, in coordination with the Bureau of Overseas Buildings Operations, should conduct a technical review of the design plans for the two structures used as facility management workshops and breakrooms and a bodyguard breakroom and submit the survey for approval, in accordance with Department standards.

  12. Recommendation Number
    12
    Closed Implemented

    Embassy Kuwait City should complete safety certifications for all its real property and upload them in the Post Occupational Safety and Health Officer Certification Application, as required by Department standards.

  13. Recommendation Number
    13
    Closed Implemented

    Embassy Kuwait City should perform monthly testing of its emergency lighting system, in accordance with Department standards.

  14. Recommendation Number
    14
    Closed Implemented

    Embassy Kuwait City should perform all information systems security officer responsibilities in accordance with Department standards.

  15. Recommendation Number
    15
    Closed Implemented

    Embassy Kuwait City should complete its ultra-high frequency point-to-point radio communication project to upgrade the radio network.

6403 recommendations in total

Last Updated: February 23rd, 2024

Note: The information includes all open recommendations from reports that were issued October 1, 2014. Potential Monetary Benefits values are as stated in reports—subsequent Department and USAGM management decisions and actions may result in different values.

  1. Includes unclassified recommendations in unclassified reports; also includes unclassified recommendations in SBU reports that are publicly available.
  2. Includes SBU recommendations in SBU reports; also includes unclassified recommendations in SBU reports that are not publicly available.
  3. Includes classified recommendations in classified reports; also includes unclassified recommendations in classified reports.

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