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
INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY: Improving Security of Publicly Accessible Websites Could Help Limit Cyber Risk
The Office of Inspector General (OIG) conducted an audit of Amtrak’s (the company) website security program.
Tracking Number: OIG-A-2018-001 | 10/23/2017
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, 2016, and for the year then ended, and to provide a report on interna
Tracking Number: OIG-A-2017-015 | 08/18/2017
The Passenger Rail Investment and Improvement Act (PRIIA) of 2008 encouraged Amtrak’s (the company) Board of Directors to develop an incentive pay program for management employees.
Tracking Number: OIG-A-2017-014 | 08/15/2017
Our office initiated an investigation into Sevier Valley Oil Company, which supplied fuel directly to the locomotives, and found that weaknesses in the company’s management controls for the testing of diesel fuel allowed substandard fuel to be del
Tracking Number: OIG-A-2017-013 | 08/14/2017
Our work showed the company’s current ethics-related activities partially align with some leading practices; however, these actions do not, in the aggregate, constitute a comprehensive and effective ethics program necessary to help prevent and det
Tracking Number: OIG-A-2017-012 | 06/26/2017
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 train operations and the movement of passengers.
Tracking Number: OIG-A-2017-011 | 06/19/2017
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.
Tracking Number: OIG-A-2017-010 | 06/16/2017