recommendations. The audit was performed during August and September 2000 in accordance with generally accepted government auditing procedures.
We found that overall, the OED’s audit follow-up procedures were efficient and effective, and complied with OMB Circular A-50. The OED requires offices to provide a status report on each recommendation every six months until the action on the recommendation is completed. It maintains adequate documentation of its audit follow- up activities, including written comments from offices on their planned or completed corrective actions.
The OED indicated that the ARTS system does not have a specific code for recommendations addressed to the regions. The absence of a code makes follow-up on these recommendations more difficult. To address this concern, the OIG plans to add a regional code to ARTS.
Audit Follow-Up Procedures (Audit 325)
September 22, 2000