SAFETY AND SECURITY: Opportunities to Improve the Effectiveness of Controls for Detecting Drug- and Alcohol-Related Issues of Employees in Safety-Sensitive Positions
This report assesses the effectiveness of company efforts to detect drug and alcohol issues among employees in safety-sensitive positions.
Tracking Number: OIG-A-2019-005 | 03/13/2019
ACQUISITION AND PROCUREMENT: Weaknesses in Contract Oversight Pose Financial, Operational, and Legal Risks
This report assesses the extent to which the company has taken steps to ensure that contracting officers’ technical representatives (COTRs) conduct effective post-award contract oversight.
Tracking Number: OIG-A-2019-004 | 03/04/2019
Individuals and companies use private railcars for leisure travel and to operate businesses by renting the railcars, hosting onboard events, or selling individual seats or beds.
Tracking Number: OIG-A-2019-003 | 02/06/2019
This report is the second in a series about the Mechanical department’s operating efficiency and focuses on the department’s service and inspection activities.
Tracking Number: OIG-A-2019-002 | 11/07/2018
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