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August 18, 2017  |  Audit Reports

GOVERNANCE: Quality Control Review of Amtrak’s Single Audit for Fiscal Year 2016

Amtrak (the company) contracted with the independent certified public accounting firm of Ernst & Young LLP to audit its consolidated financial... Read more
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August 15, 2017  |  Audit Reports

Human Resources: Additional Actions Needed to Improve Controls on Incentive Awards

The Passenger Rail Investment and Improvement Act (PRIIA) of 2008 encouraged Amtrak’s (the company) Board of Directors to develop an incentive pay... Read more
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August 14, 2017  |  Audit Reports

ACQUISITION AND PROCUREMENT: Improved Management of Diesel Fuel Program Could Lead to Cost Savings

Our office initiated an investigation into Sevier Valley Oil Company, which supplied fuel directly to the locomotives, and found that weaknesses in... Read more
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July 7, 2017  |  Other Audit Correspondence

Preliminary Observations on the New York Penn Station Infrastructure Renewal Program

Two derailments this spring at New York Penn Station (Penn Station) led to significant delays for Amtrak (the company) passengers and rail commuters... Read more
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June 26, 2017  |  Audit Reports

GOVERNANCE: Better Adherence to Leading Practices for Ethics Programs Could Reduce Company Risks

Our work showed the company’s current ethics-related activities partially align with some leading practices; however, these actions do not, in the... Read more
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June 19, 2017  |  Audit Reports

INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY: Operations Foundation Program—Restructuring Could Help Control Costs and Limit Risks

The Operations Foundation program (the program) is a large, complex information technology (IT) and business process initiative designed to improve... Read more
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June 16, 2017  |  Audit Reports

GOVERNANCE: Opportunities Exist to Strengthen Controls to Ensure that Utility Accounts Are Deactivated After Real Estate Transactions

Amtrak (the company) owns about $12 billion in real property assets across the nation, including 96 stations and 623 miles of right-of-way track. The... Read more
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June 13, 2017  |  Engagement Memos

Engagement Memo-Audit of IT Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity

We are initiating an audit of Amtrak’s information technology (IT) disaster recovery and business continuity plans and readiness. Our objective is to... Read more
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May 30, 2017  |  Engagement Memos

Engagement Memo - New York Penn Station Infrastructure Renewal Program

We are initiating a review of the company’s plan to address track and related infrastructure issues at New York Penn Station. The recent train... Read more
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May 10, 2017  |  Engagement Memos

Engagement Memo-Mechanical Department’s Operating Efficiency

We plan to review the Mechanical department’s operating efficiency. Our audit objective is to assess how the Mechanical department’s operating... Read more
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