Audit Reports

November 07, 2018 |  Audit Reports

TRAIN OPERATIONS: Opportunities to Reduce the Cost of Servicing and Inspecting Trainsets

This report is the second in a series about the Mechanical department’s operating efficiency and focuses on the department’s service and inspection… Read more
Tracking Number

OIG-A-2019-002

November 01, 2018 |  Audit Reports

Human Resources: Background Checks Process Has Improved, but Some Inefficiencies and Gaps Persist

In July 2012, we reported on significant management control weaknesses in the company’s background checks process for the employees it hires, which… Read more
Tracking Number

OIG-A-2019-001

September 10, 2018 |  Audit Reports

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. To do so, we analyzed the company’s business continuity… Read more
Tracking Number

OIG-A-2018-010

July 25, 2018 |  Audit Reports

GOVERNANCE: Quality Control Review of Amtrak’s Single Audit for Fiscal Year 2017

Amtrak (the company) contracted with the independent public accounting firm of Ernst & Young LLP to audit its consolidated financial statements… Read more
Tracking Number

OIG-A-2018-009

July 24, 2018 |  Audit Reports

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… Read more
Tracking Number

OIG-A-2018-008

April 24, 2018 |  Audit Reports

SAFETY AND SECURITY: Longstanding Physical Security Vulnerabilities in Philadelphia Pose Risks

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… Read more
Tracking Number

OIG-A-2018-007

April 16, 2018 |  Audit Reports

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)… Read more
Tracking Number

OIG-A-2018-006

March 14, 2018 |  Audit Reports

GOVERNANCE: Opportunities to Improve Controls over Medical Claim Payments

We found that the company appears to be identifying only a small portion of potentially fraudulent medical claims made by individual medical service… Read more
Tracking Number

OIG-A-2018-005

March 12, 2018 |  Audit Reports

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… Read more
Tracking Number
OIG-A-2018-004
February 22, 2018 |  Audit Reports

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-… Read more
Tracking Number

OIG-A-2018-003