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2018-NY-1006-001-B
Status
Closed
Date Issued
September 26, 2018
Closed Date
September 28, 2020
OIG Component Office
Audit
We recommend that the Acting Director of HUD’s Buffalo Office of Public Housing require the Authority to provide documentation to show that $842,931 paid under five contracts was for prices that were reasonable or reimburse its Operating Fund for any amount that it cannot support or is not considered reasonable.
Program Office
Public and Indian Housing
Questioned Costs
$842,931.00
Better Funds Use
$0.00
Publication Report Number
2018-NY-1006

Related Recommendations

Recomendation Status Date Issued Summary
2018-NY-1006-001-A Closed September 26, 2018 We recommend that the Acting Director of HUD’s Buffalo Office of Public Housing require the Authority to provide documentation to show that the $583,920 paid to two vendors for purchase orders below the Authority’s micropurchase limit was for prices that were reasonable or reimburse its Operating Fund from non-Federal funds for any amount that it cannot support or is not considered reasonable.
2018-NY-1006-001-C Closed September 26, 2018 We recommend that the Acting Director of HUD’s Buffalo Office of Public Housing require the Authority to strengthen its controls over purchases to ensure compliance with HUD, Federal, and Authority procurement requirements. This includes, but is not limited to, controls to ensure that it (1) maintains records sufficient to detail the significant history of procurements, (2) complies with requirements for each type of procurement, (3) obtains independent cost estimates and performs cost or price analyses when required, and (4) prevents and detects conflict-of-interest situations.
2018-NY-1006-001-D Closed September 26, 2018 We recommend that the Acting Director of HUD’s Buffalo Office of Public Housing require the Authority to provide training to its staff to ensure compliance with HUD and Federal procurement requirements.
2018-NY-1006-001-E Closed September 26, 2018 We also recommend that the Director of HUD’s Departmental Enforcement Center evaluate the apparent conflict-of-interest situations in this report and pursue administrative sanctions if warranted.
2018-NY-1006-002-A Closed September 26, 2018 We recommend that the Acting Director of HUD’s Buffalo Office of Public Housing require the Authority to provide documentation to justify the $372,695 in unsupported Operating Fund subsidies received or reimburse its Operating Fund from non-Federal funds for any amount it cannot support.
2018-NY-1006-002-B Closed September 26, 2018 We recommend that the Acting Director of HUD’s Buffalo Office of Public Housing require the Authority to provide documentation to justify $8,564 in excessive property management fees charged by the COCC or reimburse its Operating Fund from non-Federal funds for any amount it cannot support.
2018-NY-1006-002-C Closed September 26, 2018 We recommend that the Acting Director of HUD’s Buffalo Office of Public Housing require the Authority to reimburse its Operating Fund from non-Federal funds $82,907 for 16 document management services contract payments that should have been paid with COCC funds.
2018-NY-1006-002-D Closed September 26, 2018 We recommend that the Acting Director of HUD’s Buffalo Office of Public Housing require the Authority to strengthen its controls to ensure that operating funds are requested, received, and used in accordance with HUD, Federal, and Authority requirements.
2018-NY-1006-002-E Closed September 26, 2018 We recommend that the Acting Director of HUD’s Buffalo Office of Public Housing require the Authority to provide training to employees involved in the funding and expenditure processes to ensure compliance with HUD, Federal, and Authority requirements