We issued this management advisory report to bring immediate attention to risks we identified during a visit to an Amtrak facility for a separate audit.
Tracking Number: OIG-MAR-2023-006 | 05/09/2023
TRAIN OPERATIONS: Company Has Improved Management of Intercity Trainset Acquisition and Can Improve Stakeholder Engagement on Major Capital Programs
Our objective for this report was to assess the company’s oversight of the Intercity Trainset program.
Tracking Number: OIG-A-2023-005 | 12/22/2022
GOVERNANCE: Quality Control Review of the Independent Audit of Amtrak’s Consolidated Financial Statements for Fiscal Year Ended 2022
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, 2022, and for the year then ended, and to provide a report on interna
Tracking Number: OIG-A-2023-004 | 12/20/2022
Our objective for this report was to assess the extent to which the company has controls to manage, distribute, track, and retrieve high-security keys.
Tracking Number: OIG-MAR-2023-003 | 12/12/2022
INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY: Better Identifying and Tracking Operational Technology Assets Across the Company Would Improve Cybersecurity
Our objective for this report was to assess the effectiveness of the company’s practices for identifying and tracking its operational technology assets to facilitate its ability to protect them from cybersecurity threats.
Tracking Number: OIG-A-2023-002 | 11/07/2022
GOVERNANCE: Company Appears on Track to Achieve Emissions Reduction Goals; Opportunities Exist to Reduce Excess Idling and Provide Training
Our objective for this report was to assess how effective the company has been in achieving its emissions-reduction goals.
Tracking Number: OIG-A-2023-001 | 10/18/2022
ACQUISITION AND PROCUREMENT: Company’s Electronic Procurement System Limits Effective Contract Oversight
We initiated this work as a survey of Amtrak’s practices for developing and managing construction contracts.
Tracking Number: OIG-MAR-2022-013 | 08/16/2022
HUMAN RESOURCES: The Company is Addressing Engineering Management Workforce Challenges, but Additional Work Remains
Our objective for this report was to assess the company’s efforts to address challenges in recruiting and retaining skilled engineering managers as it recovers from the pandemic and builds for the future.
Tracking Number: OIG-A-2022-012 | 07/12/2022
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, 2021, and to provide a report on internal c
Tracking Number: OIG-A-2022-011 | 06/23/2022
FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT: Improving Payment Request Controls Could Provide a Better Value for Purchases and Protect the Company’s Interests
Our objective for this report was to assess the effectiveness of the company’s controls over payment requests.
Tracking Number: OIG-A-2022-010 | 06/15/2022