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2023-FO-0009-002-C
Status
Closed
Date Issued
May 22, 2023
Closed Date
September 29, 2023
Reassess the Homeless Assistance Grants program as part of the fiscal year 2023 risk assessment.
OIG Component Office
Audit
Program Office
Chief Financial Officer
Questioned Costs
$0.00
Better Funds Use
$0.00
Priority
No
Sensitive
No

Publication Report

Related Recommendations

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  Open
  Closed
Funds Put to Better Use
Funds Put to Better Use

Recommendations that funds be put to better use estimate funds that could be used more efficiently. For example, recommendations that funds be put to better use could result in reductions in spending, deobligation of funds, or avoidance of unnecessary spending.

Questioned Costs
Questioned Costs

Recommendations with questioned costs identify costs: (A] resulting from an alleged violation of a law, regulation, contract, grant, or other document or agreement governing the use of Federal funds; (B] that are not supported by adequate documentation (also known as an unsupported cost]; or (C] that appear unnecessary or unreasonable.

Sensitive
Sensitive

Sensitive information refers to information that could have a damaging import if released to the public and, therefore, must be restricted from public disclosure.

Priority
Priority

We believe these open recommendations, if implemented, will have the greatest impact on helping HUD achieve its mission to create strong, sustainable, inclusive communities and quality affordable homes for all.

Chief Financial Officer

  • 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.


    Status

    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).


    Analysis

    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.

  • Closed on March 12, 2024

    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.

  • Closed on September 29, 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).

  • Closed on September 29, 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.

  • Closed on September 29, 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.