In July 2012, we reported on significant management control weaknesses in the company’s background checks process for the employees it hires, which the company took actions to address.
Tracking Number: OIG-A-2019-001 | 11/01/2018
Information Technology: Opportunities Exist to Improve the Company’s Ability to Restore IT Services After a Disruption
Our objective was to assess the company’s ability to restore IT services after a disruption.
Tracking Number: OIG-A-2018-010 | 09/10/2018
Amtrak (the company) contracted with the independent public accounting firm of Ernst & Young LLP to audit its consolidated financial statements as of and for the fiscal year then ended, September 30, 2017, to provide a report on internal contr
Tracking Number: OIG-A-2018-009 | 07/25/2018
ASSET MANAGEMENT: Better Schedules, Cost Estimates, and Project Management Could Help Mitigate Risks to Washington Union Station Projects
What We Looked At
Our objective was to assess the effectiveness of the company’s scheduling, cost estimating, and management of the Washington Union Station near-term improvement projects and impacts on their completion.
Tracking Number: OIG-A-2018-008 | 07/24/2018
What We Looked At
Our audit objective was to assess the company’s efforts to enhance the physical security of 30th Street Station and Penn Coach Yard.
What We Found
Tracking Number: OIG-A-2018-007 | 04/24/2018
Train Operations: Opportunities to Reduce the Cost of Rebuilding and Manufacturing Components at Maintenance Facilities
Our audit objectives were (1) to assess opportunities for the Mechanical department to reduce costs by right-sizing its component workforce, and (2) to identify potential cost-savings associated with opening its component rebuild workload to compe
Tracking Number: OIG-A-2018-006 | 04/16/2018
We found that the company appears to be identifying only a small portion of potentially fraudulent medical claims made by individual medical service providers.
Tracking Number: OIG-A-2018-005 | 03/14/2018
GOVERNANCE: QUALITY CONTROL REVIEW OF THE INDEPENDENT AUDIT OF AMTRAK'S CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS FOR FISCAL YEAR ENDED 2017
Amtrak (the company) contracted with the independent certified public accounting firm of Ernst & Young LLP to audit its consolidated financial statements as of September 30, 2017, and for the year then ended, and to provide a report on interna
Tracking Number: OIG-A-2018-004 | 03/12/2018
ACQUISITION AND PROCUREMENT: Contracts Included Key Provisions to Reduce Risks, but the Company Lacks an Efficient and Effective Contract Management System
Our audit objectives were to assess whether key contract provisions aimed at mitigating legal and financial risks were included in high-value, high-risk active contracts, and to assess the company’s contract record-keeping practices to identify op
Tracking Number: OIG-A-2018-003 | 02/22/2018
In August 2016, Amtrak (the company) received a federal loan to purchase 28 new high-speed trainsets for $1.6 billion and undertake 10 infrastructure improvements needed to operate and maintain these trains for $850 million.
Tracking Number: OIG-A-2018-002 | 11/16/2017