GOVERNANCE: Improved Procurement Practices Could Help Ensure Lowest Prices for Materials and Maximum Savings
The objective for this report was to assess the extent to which the company has effectively implemented more economical purchasing practices we recommended in a 2015 report.
Tracking Number: OIG-A-2020-008 | 04/15/2020
The objective for this report was to assess the effectiveness of the company’s current efforts to better manage its vehicle fleet, including any efforts made by the company to respond to our prior observations.
Tracking Number: OIG-A-2020-007 | 03/17/2020
GOVERNANCE: Quality Control Review of the Independent Audit of Amtrak’s Consolidated Financial Statements for Fiscal Year Ended 2019
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, 2019, and for the year then ended, and to provide a report on interna
Tracking Number: OIG-A-2020-006 | 02/03/2020
SAFETY AND SECURITY: Addressing Security Weaknesses and Operational Impacts of Amtrak Express is Critical to the Program’s Future
Amtrak Express is a shipping program by which individuals can pay to ship packages and pallets on Amtrak trains between more than 100 locations.
Tracking Number: OIG-A-2020-005 | 01/22/2020
TRAIN OPERATIONS: Acela 21 Program Continues to Face Significant Risk of Delays, Warranting More Contingency Planning
The objective for this report was to identify current risks to launching revenue service of Amtrak’s $2.1 billion Acela 21 program on schedule and reassess the company’s oversight of the program.
Tracking Number: OIG-A-2020-004 | 01/21/2020
This report assesses the effectiveness of the company’s controls to mitigate the risk of fraud in its payments to non hospital facilities.
Tracking Number: OIG-A-2020-003 | 12/10/2019
GOVERNANCE: Better Management of Reimbursable Projects Could Help the Company Consider Benefits and Recover its Costs
This report assesses the extent to which the company effectively manages reimbursable projects, including its use of controls to help it recover its costs.
Tracking Number: OIG-A-2020-002 | 10/23/2019
The objective of this Congressionally mandated report was to identify potential cost savings or revenue improvements associated with improved on-time performance (OTP).
Tracking Number: OIG-A-2020-001 | 10/14/2019
GOVERNANCE: Improving Controls Over the Use of Procurement Cards Could Better Ensure Compliance and Limit Potential Misuse
This report assesses the effectiveness of the company’s internal controls over the use of procurement cards.
Tracking Number: OIG-A-2019-013 | 09/30/2019
TRAIN OPERATIONS: Rightsizing Workforce and Using It More Flexibly Could Reduce Costs at Preventative Maintenance Facilities
This report assesses the extent to which the Mechanical department efficiently staffs its 12 preventative maintenance facilities.
Tracking Number: OIG-A-2019-012 | 09/03/2019