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Date Issued
May 22, 2023
OIG Component Office

Establish an improper payment council within HUD that consists of senior accountable officials from across the Department with a role in the effort that would work to identify risks and challenges to compliance and identify solutions as a collaborative group.


The OCFO believes that these recommendations cannot be completed by the OCFO because the OCFO is dependent on other HUD offices.  The OCFO believes that this should be closed in light of the recommendation we made in the PIIA Management Alert (2024-IG-0001).


In response to the Management Alert, the Deputy Secretary stated that she would provide a plan in 30 days.  However, HUD has not provided its plan or a management decision for this recommendation.  The OIG is waiting for this information from the Deputy Secretary to determine if the plan is sufficient to close this open recommendation to the OCFO.

Program Office
Chief Financial Officer
Questioned Costs
Better Funds Use
Publication Report Number

Related Recommendations

Recomendation Status Date Issued Summary
2023-FO-0009-001-B Open May 22, 2023 Develop and complete a detailed plan and timeline for completing compliant PIH-TBRA and PBRA program estimates and ensure that the improper payment council prioritizes completion of the plan in time for fiscal year 2023 reporting.
2023-FO-0009-001-C Closed May 22, 2023 Develop a secure platform for the collection and storage of PIIA data that contain PII and formally assign a staff with adequate training and skillsets to administer the data and application (including maintaining and managing access controls of a chosen application that will be used to store the PIIA data with PII).
2023-FO-0009-002-A Closed May 22, 2023 Reevaluate the methodology and reassess the weight assigned to each risk factor to ensure that appropriate weight is given to risks associated with non-Federal administrators or consider doing one risk assessment for HUD’s internal payment cycle and another risk assessment for the non-Federal entities that administer HUD’s program funds.
2023-FO-0009-002-B Closed May 22, 2023 Until program-specific fraud risk assessments are completed, revise the PIIA fraud risk questionnaire process to compensate for the lack of program-specific fraud risk assessments.
2023-FO-0009-002-C Closed May 22, 2023 Reassess the Homeless Assistance Grants program as part of the fiscal year 2023 risk assessment.