Opportunities Exist To Improve the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s Hiring Process
While some of HUD’s efforts to improve its hiring and human capital functions and reduce its average time-to-hire have been successful, HUD’s hiring process overall was not efficient. HUD’s Office of the Chief Human Capital Officer (OCHCO), which is responsible for developing and implementing policies and procedures associated with human capital management, set a goal to reduce the average time-to-hire but did not meet this goal. ...
Agosto 02, 2021
We audited rent credits that the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) received from the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) during fiscal years 2015 through 2018 in exchange for financial contributions for building improvements. We initiated this audit due to concerns we identified while completing a review of HUD’s use of funds approved by Congress for building improvements. Our objective was to determine...
Marzo 29, 2021
This memorandum report summarizes survey and interview results on the impact mandatory telework is having on U.S. Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) operations. The HUD Office of Inspector General (OIG) conducted surveys and interviews to evaluate HUD’s use of agency-wide telework in response to the novel coronavirus disease of 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic. The study was designed to provide insights into the types of obstacles that...
Junio 01, 2020
The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), Office of Inspector General audited HUD’s compliance with the purchase card program requirements for fiscal years 2017 and 2018 based on our risk assessment. Our audit objective was to determine whether HUD maintained accurate records of cardholders and transactions; HUD employees took purchase card training when required; and HUD purchase cards were used for illegal, improper...
Enero 31, 2020
The Federal Government may choose to outsource for products or services using contracts and contractors. HUD-owned and contractor-supported products and services are core to achieving HUD’s mission. In FY 2017, HUD awarded 2,338 contracts, modifications, and task orders valued at $3.9 billion. Specifically, HUD awarded 1,598 contracts totaling $3.1 billion in ultimate contract value for FY 2017. While 19 HUD offices awarded FY 2017...
Diciembre 20, 2018
HUD Used Funds for Building Improvements in Accordance With Its Plans and the Approval of the House and Senate Committees on Appropriations
We audited the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) use of funds for building improvements, managed by its Office of Administration, in response to a request from the U.S. House and Senate Committees on Appropriations Subcommittee on Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies. HUD planned to use repurposed and transferred funds from fiscal years 2015 and 2016, totaling $18.3 million, for...
Noviembre 07, 2018
We conducted this evaluation to determine the effectiveness of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) privacy program We assessed the adequacy of agency strategies, plans, controls and practices at the enterprise and program levels. We also examined the level of progress achieved since we last evaluated the program in 2014. We found that HUD had updated its privacy impact assessment processes, and took a more...
Septiembre 13, 2018
On December 21, 2017, smoke spread from a malfunctioning air-handling unit on the 11th floor to parts of many other floors. While a smoke detector in an air duct functioned properly and the fire department was notified, there was no audible alarm or public announcement to notify occupants to evacuate. People in one suite described the smoke as “heavy” and “thick.” HUD and the General Services Administration believe that the fire...
Junio 12, 2018
The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, Office of Inspector General (HUD OIG), has completed its annual risk assessment of HUD’s charge cards as required by the Government Charge Card Abuse Prevention Act of 2012, Public Law 112-194, and Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Memorandum M-13-21. Our objective was to analyze the risks of illegal, improper, or erroneous purchases in HUD’s fiscal year 2016 travel and...
Febrero 04, 2018
HUD has a contract with Leidos Innovations Corporation for E-Discovery services using the E-Discovery Management System. The process for collecting electronically stored information (ESI) and delivering it to customers has two major subprocesses: (1) an initial ESI collection and (2) a keyword search to refine the initial collection results. OGC’s and Leidos’ collection of ESI does not meet customer demand because processing ESI...
Diciembre 05, 2017
In accordance with the statutory requirements of the Digital Accountability and Transparency Act of 2014 (DATA Act) and standards established by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), we audited the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) Office of the Chief Financial Officer’s (OCFO) compliance with the DATA Act for the second quarter of fiscal year 2017. In the DATA Act Compliance Audit of the U.S. Department of...
Noviembre 03, 2017
Some HUD Employees Used Travel Cards for Potentially Improper Purchases and Purchase Cards Without All Required Approvals
The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), Office of Inspector General audited the HUD’s travel and purchase card programs for fiscal year 2016 based on (1) our annual risk assessment of these programs and (2) our requirement under the Charge Card Abuse Prevention Act of 2012 to periodically review government travel and purchase cards. The most recent risk assessment found that there was a moderate risk of illegal,...
Septiembre 26, 2017
The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), Office of Inspector General audited the HUD’s government purchase card program. We initiated the review based on our participation in a collaborative effort with other inspectors general under the direction of the Council of Inspectors General on Integrity and Efficiency (CIGIE) to issue a consolidated report to the Office of Management and Budget on government purchase card...
Septiembre 26, 2017
This report is for informational purposes only and does not represent an OIG perspective or position. The Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act was designed to bring an orderly and systematic means of Federal disaster assistance for State and local governments to carry out their responsibilities to aid citizens. Although, State and local governments may carry out their responsibilities in an orderly and...
Abril 10, 2017
HUD’s OCPO Did Not Always Comply With Acquisition Requirements When Planning and Monitoring Service Contracts
We audited the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) procurement of major service contracts by the Office of the Chief Procurement Officer (OCPO) as part of our fiscal year 2016 audit plan and due to a hotline complaint regarding a contract for scanning services. Our audit objective was to determine whether HUD had adequate procedures in place to plan and monitor major service contracts to prevent waste and abuse....
Marzo 22, 2017
Independent Attestation Review: U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, DATA Act Implementation Efforts
The Digital Accountability and Transparency Act of 2014 (DATA Act) and implementation guidance provided in the Office of Management and Budget Memorandum M-15-12 mandates that Federal agencies must report their financial, budgetary and programmatic information to the USASpending.gov web site by the statutory May 2017 deadline. In our second of two Data Act Readiness Reviews, OIG reviewed the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban...
Marzo 01, 2017
We audited HUD’s compliance with the fiscal year 2015 travel and purchase card programs based on our required fiscal year 2014 risk assessment, which determined the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) agencywide charge card program to be at medium risk for fraud. Offices of inspector general are required to (1) conduct periodic assessments of the agency charge card programs, (2) perform analyses or audits as...
Septiembre 29, 2016
The Office of Hospital Facilities (OHF) provides mortgage insurance for acute care hospitals. The insurance it provides reduces risk to lenders and lowers borrowing costs for hospitals. As of May 2016, the unpaid principal balance for its 105 insured mortgages was approximately $7 billion. OHF collects and generates many records to support its mission. These records include application materials, internal reports, and correspondence...
Septiembre 29, 2016
Independent Attestation Review: U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, DATA Act Readiness Review
The Digital Accountability and Transparency Act of 2014 (DATA Act), and implementing guidance provided in the Office of Management and Budget Memorandum M-15-12, is a mandate that Federal agencies must follow to report their financial, budgetary and programmatic information to the USASpending.gov web site. We have reviewed the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) compliance efforts as of July 15, 2016. To...
Agosto 26, 2016
HUD Did Not Ensure That All Costs for Ginnie Mae’s Contract With Burson-Marsteller Were Supported, Reasonable, and Necessary
We audited the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) oversight of the Government National Mortgage Association’s (Ginnie Mae) contract for financial industry and media marketing services with public relations and communications firm Burson-Marsteller. We initiated the audit after we became aware of potential issues regarding the amount of funds used for services, which may not have been reasonable or necessary. ...
Julio 23, 2016