Our audit objective was to determine whether BNSF complied with the Agreement, Appendix V, which provides the basis for performance payments and to evaluate the adequacy of Amtrak management's oversight and controls of monthly OTP invoices.
Questionable Contract Language Related to Interest Payable Under Kiewit Contract Sounder Preventive Maintenance Track Replacement and Related Improvements, Seattle, WA and Kiewit Contract South End Track and Related Improvements, Seattle, WA
Our objective for the two audits was to determine the accuracy and acceptability of costs billed by Kiewit Pacific Co. The audit results related to questioned costs and unsupported costs are included in our final report 504-2009.
Our audit objectives were to verify the compliance of CSX claims for on-time performance incentives with the agreements (Appendix V-Performance Payments and Penalties) and to evaluate the adequacy of Amtrak management’s oversight and controls of monthly OTP invoices.
We are withdrawing the subject report. Shortly after publishing the report on September 30, 2009, we became aware of questions about the accuracy of some material in the report. As a result of these questions, we conducted an independent internal review of the report and its supporting documentation.
Our primary objective was to identify the customers Amtrak could potentially invoice for retroactive wage increase expenses; and, to calculate and summarize by customer the amount Amtrak may be entitled to invoice each customer.
The objectives of this review were to determine whether the monthly billings for diesel fuel and fuel handling items submitted by the UP were accurate, valid, reasonable, and in compliance with the operating agreement and contract amendments between Amtrak and the UP. The audit covered the period from June I, 1995 through December 31, 1999.
The audit objective was to determine that costs submitted by MR were in accordance with contractual terms and supported by detailed books and records. Additionally, we reviewed the qualifications of engineers assigned to the project to determine that their educational levels and experience were in accordance with contractual requirements.
The Office of Inspector General has completed a review of the Route 128 Station Ticket Office. Our objectives were to: (i) determine compliance with daily station accounting procedures;
(ii) verify assigned working funds, ticket stock and other assets; (iii) evaluate safeguards over these assets; and (iv) appraise the efficiency of station operations.
Our objectives were to determine whether only eligible dependents of Amtrak employees are receiving health and welfare benefits and if adequate internal controls are in place to ensure accuracy and to detect and prevent unnecessary expenditures by Amtrak for ineligible dependents.
Our objectives were to determine whether open purchase orders (POs) for R&R parts are closed on a timely basis and if internal controls for the R&R process including warranty repairs are effective.