MANAGEMENT OF OVERTIME: Best Practice Controls Can Help in Developing Needed Policies and Procedures
Amtrak has started to focus management attention on improving controls over the approval and use of overtime. However, much work remains to be done, and current management controls over the approval and oversight of overtime are inadequate.
Tracking Number: OIG-A-2013-009 | 03/25/2013
AMTRAK INVOICE REVIEW: Internal Control Weaknesses Lead to Overpayments (Southern Pacific) [Redacted]
The objective of this audit was to determine whether Southern Pacific Transportation Company's (the host railroad) invoices to Amtrak for services from January 1997 through December 1999 were accurate.
Tracking Number: OIG-A-2013-007 | 03/12/2013
The objective of this audit was to determine whether BNSF Railway's on-time-performance incentives invoiced to Amtrak from July through December 2006 were accurate.
Tracking Number: OIG-A-2013-006 | 02/14/2013
QUALITY CONTROL REVIEW: Amtrak's Independent Public Accountant Met Applicable Auditing Standards for the Fiscal Year 2012 Audit of the Consolidated Financial Statements
In its audit of Amtrak's consolidated financial statements, Ernst & Young concluded that the consolidated financial statements fairly presented, in all material respects, the consolidate financial position of National Railroad Passenger Corpor
Tracking Number: OIG-A-2013-004 | 01/31/2013
RAILROAD SAFETY: Amtrak Has Made Progress in Implementing Positive Train Control, but Significant Challenges Remain
Therefore, we focused our work on Amtrak’s efforts to identify and mitigate risks to the successful implementation of PTC by the December 31, 2015, deadline mandated by RSIA.
Tracking Number: OIG-E-2013-003 | 12/19/2012
On February 27, 2012, Amtrak received a price proposal to deliver 40 Acela coach cars.
Tracking Number: OIG-A-2013-002 | 12/03/2012
RAILROAD SAFETY: Amtrak is Not Adequately Addressing Rising Drug and Alcohol Use by Employees in Safety-Sensitive Positions
We initiated this evaluation to determine whether Amtrak is ensuring that its HOS employees are complying with federal regulations governing the use of drugs and alcohol.
Tracking Number: OIG-E-2012-023 | 09/26/2012
ANNUAL FINANCIAL STATEMENT AUDITS: Observations for Improving Oversight of the Independent Public Accountant
Our objectives were to (1) gain an understanding of the company’s contract solicitation, administration, facilitation, and oversight activities as they relate to the IPA; and (2) identify best practices for the Audit and Finance Committee’s and ma
Tracking Number: OIG-A-2012-017 | 09/26/2012
American Recovery and Reinvestment Act: Some Questioned Invoice Charges and Minimal Benefit from Duplicative Invoice-Review Process
Our objectives were to determine whether the (1) costs billed by the design/build contractors were adequately supported and allowable under the contracts’ terms and conditions and (2) process to review design/build contractors’ invoices was effect
Tracking Number: OIG-A-2012-021 | 09/20/2012
FOOD AND BEVERAGE: Initiatives to Help Reduce Direct Operating Losses Can Be Enhanced by Overall Plan
Specifically, our reporting objectives are to (1) determine whether opportunities exist to improve food and beverage program management accountability and planning, and (2) follow up on actions taken in response to our June 2011 recommendations to
Tracking Number: OIG-A-2012-020 | 09/06/2012