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2017-FW-1011-001-G
Status
Closed
Date Issued
August 29, 2017
Closed Date
December 12, 2018
OIG Component Office
Audit
We recommend that the Associate Deputy Assistant Secretary for Single Family Housing require BLM to sign its contracts with vendors.
Program Office
Housing
Questioned Costs
$0.00
Better Funds Use
$0.00
Publication Report Number
2017-FW-1011

Related Recommendations

Recomendation Status Date Issued Summary
2017-FW-1011-001-A Closed August 29, 2017 We recommend that the Associate Deputy Assistant Secretary for Single Family Housing require BLM to certify and provide supporting documentation that the identified deficiencies have been corrected for the 57 properties cited in this audit report.
2017-FW-1011-001-B Closed August 29, 2017 We recommend that the Associate Deputy Assistant Secretary for Single Family Housing require BLM to repay $8,034 in ineligible monthly management and inspection fees for 57 sample properties with health and safety hazards or significant not-ready-to-show conditions.
2017-FW-1011-001-C Closed August 29, 2017 We recommend that the Associate Deputy Assistant Secretary for Single Family Housing require BLM to support or repay $488,883 in unearned property management and inspection fees for 1,028 properties with three or more consecutive unresolved discrepancies in its routine exceptions reports.
2017-FW-1011-001-D Closed August 29, 2017 We recommend that the Associate Deputy Assistant Secretary for Single Family Housing require BLM to implement an effective quality control system, including specifying how many quality control field inspections it will perform, how it will select properties for review and inspection, reviewing exception reports by case number, completing the routine inspection form during field inspections, documenting quality control findings and how it resolved them, and retaining records that allow it to identify and correct patterns of deficiencies and poor performance. This would put an estimated $891,000 to better use in the next 12 months.
2017-FW-1011-001-E Closed August 29, 2017 We recommend that the Associate Deputy Assistant Secretary for Single Family Housing require BLM to evaluate the structure of its exception reports to ensure that they do not omit existing hazards and other issues reported by inspectors.
2017-FW-1011-001-F Closed August 29, 2017 We recommend that the Associate Deputy Assistant Secretary for Single Family Housing require BLM to perform required background investigations before allowing individuals and vendors to work under the contract, and prevent those who have not had background checks from performing further work under the contract until it determines that they are suitable for the duties assigned.
2017-FW-1011-001-H Closed August 29, 2017 We recommend that HUD’s Associate Deputy Assistant Secretary for Single Family Housing assess BLM’s performance under the area 1D contract at least quarterly to determine whether it has improved its performance. If its performance does not improve, coordinate with the Office of the Chief Procurement Officer to determine whether BLM was in default of its contract and take appropriate action.