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2023-IG-002-4
Status
Open
Date Issued
May 30, 2023
OIG Component Office
Special Inquiry
HUD seek legislative authority to expeditiously include Section 4712 protections within contracts for which HUD believes it must otherwise wait until there is a major modification.
Program Office
Special Inquiry
Questioned Costs
$0.00
Better Funds Use
$0.00
Publication Report Number
2023-IG-002

Related Recommendations

Recomendation Status Date Issued Summary
2023-IG-002-1 Open May 30, 2023

HUD (a) identify all contracts related to its programs that pre-date July 1, 2013 and that have not yet been modified to include Section 4712 whistleblower protections; and (b) review all contracts entered into on or after July 1, 2013, to ensure they include a clause that requires contractors to comply with Section 4712.


Status

We have not yet reached agreement on a management decision.


Analysis

To fully address this recommendation, HUD must (a) identify all contracts related to its programs that pre-date July 1, 20213 and that have not yet been modified to include Section 4712 whistleblower protections; and (b) review all contracts entered on or after July 1, 20213, to ensure they include a clause that requires contractors to comply with Section 4712.

Implementation of this recommendation will ensure that Section 4712 whistleblower protections will apply to all individuals working for HUD contractors.

2023-IG-002-2 Open May 30, 2023

Seek voluntary cooperation from program participants to proactively modify pre-2013 contracts for the purpose of including a clause requiring compliance with Section 4712.


Status

We have not yet reached agreement on a management decision.


Analysis

To fully address this recommendation, HUD must provide evidence that it has sought voluntary cooperation from program participants to proactively modify pre-2013 contracts for the purpose of including a clause requiring compliance with Section 4712.

Implementation of this recommendation will ensure that Section 4712 whistleblower protections will apply to all individuals working for HUD contractors.

2023-IG-002-3 Open May 30, 2023

Use its best efforts to include a clause requiring compliance with Section 4712 at the time of major modifications to contracts with program participants with whom HUD is unable to gain voluntary cooperation.


Status

We have not yet reached agreement on a management decision.


Analysis

To fully address this recommendation, HUD must provide evidence that it has taken steps to ensure that it is including a clause requiring compliance with Section 4712 at the time of major modifications to contracts with program participants with whom HUD is unable to gain voluntary cooperation.

2023-IG-002-5 Open May 30, 2023 HUD develop and implement controls to ensure that the provisions of Section 4712 are included in all contracts.