ASSET MANAGEMENT: Amtrak Followed Sound Practices in Developing a Preliminary Business Case for Procuring Next-Generation High-Speed Trainsets and Could Enhance its Final Case with Further Analysis
Our objectives for this report were to determine (1) the extent to which the preliminary business case incorporated sound business practices identified in OIG-E-2013-014 and OIG-E-2013-020 and (2) issues that the acquisition team could address to
Tracking Number: OIG-E-2014-007 | 05/28/2014
The objective of this review was to conduct a comparative analysis of Amtrak’s procurement operations and best practices to determine whether there were opportunities for improvement.
Tracking Number: OIG-A-2014-006 | 05/06/2014
Our objective was to assess the effectiveness and efficiency of the travel card program.
Tracking Number: OIG-A-2014-005 | 04/17/2014
ACQUISITION AND PROCUREMENT: Gateway Program’s Concrete Casing Project Progressing Well; Cost Increases Will Likely Exceed Project Budget
Our objective is to assess the adequacy of the project’s management and implementation by focusing on cost, schedule, and performance.
Tracking Number: OIG-A-2014-004 | 02/10/2014
PASSENGER RAIL INVESTMENT AND IMPROVEMENT ACT OF 2008: Accomplishments and Requirements that Deserve Consideration for Future Authorizing Legislation
Our reporting objectives were to provide an assessment of (1) the corporation’s progress implementing Amtrak-assigned PRIIA provisions by comparing the provision’s requirements to the progress it has made to address them, and (2) the areas that pr
Tracking Number: OIG-A-2014-003 | 01/08/2014
Our reporting objective is to assess actions taken by Amtrak to reduce operating losses from the food and beverage service, and also to determine whether opportunities exist to improve financial performance while providing services to the travelli
Tracking Number: OIG-A-2014-001 | 10/31/2013
ASSET MANAGEMENT: Amtrak is Preparing to Operate and Maintain New Locomotives, but Several Risks to Fully Achieving Intended Benefits Exist
This report provides the results of our evaluation of Amtrak’s efforts to commission its new fleet of ACS‐64 electric locomotives.
Tracking Number: OIG-E-2013-021 | 09/26/2013
CORPORATE GOVERNANCE: Planned Changes Should Improve Amtrak’s Capital Planning Process, and Further Adoption of Sound Business Practices Will Help Optimize the Use of Limited Capital Funds
This report discusses the extent to which the capital planning process reflects sound business practices in (1) developing project proposals, (2) selecting capital projects to fund, and (3) evaluating project outcomes.
Tracking Number: OIG-E-2013-020 | 09/26/2013
Our objective was to test employee compliance with existing PCard controls and to identify control weaknesses.
Tracking Number: OIG-A-2013-019 | 09/25/2013
Our objective was to determine whether the Finance department was paying duplicate invoices and to assess the effectiveness of its internal controls to detect duplicate invoices and avoid unnecessary payments.
Tracking Number: OIG-A-2013-018 | 09/19/2013