Audit Reports

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March 13, 2019 |  Audit Reports

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. We… Read more
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March 04, 2019 |  Audit Reports

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… Read more
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February 06, 2019 |  Audit Reports

TRAIN OPERATIONS: Opportunities Exist to Improve Private Railcar Management and Business Practices

Individuals and companies use private railcars for leisure travel and to operate businesses by renting the railcars, hosting onboard events, or… Read more
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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