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Date Issued
Diciembre 09, 2021
Closed Date
Junio 30, 2022
OIG Component Office
Establish clear lines of communication within and between divisions to ensure that all personnel become aware of issues that may impact their duties and responsibilities.
Program Office
Questioned Costs
Better Funds Use
Publication Report Number

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2022-FO-0003-002-E Cerrado Diciembre 09, 2021 Provide training and periodic reminders to field staff and management to ensure that the data fields in DAP and on the final Form HUD-290 are accurate and consistent.
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