All Audit Documents

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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OIG-A-2019-002

November 06, 2018 |  Other Audit Correspondence

Amtrak OIG finds inefficiencies in employee background check processes

WASHINGTON –Amtrak has improved its background check process for new hires, but still faces challenges with oversight and implementation, according… Read more
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November 06, 2018 |  Engagement Memos

Engagement Memo—Controls Over Reimbursable Ancillary Services

We are initiating an audit of the company’s processes for providing reimbursable ancillary services, such as the maintenance, engineering, and… Read more
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003-2019

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

October 18, 2018 |  Engagement Memos

Engagement Memo - Controls Over Procurement Cards

We are initiating an audit of Amtrak’s multimillion dollar procurement card program. Our objective is to assess the effectiveness of the company’s… Read more
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002-2019

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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OIG-A-2018-010

July 26, 2018 |  Other Audit Correspondence

Amtrak OIG finds Union Station projects face risks of delays, cost overruns

WASHINGTON – Union Station’s nine ongoing improvement projects face risks of delays and cost overruns due to weaknesses in their scheduling, cost… 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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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

July 23, 2018 |  Engagement Memos

Engagement Memo - Audit of the Company’s Management of Maintenance‐of‐Way Equipment

We are initiating an audit of the company’s management of its maintenance‐of‐way equipment. Our objective is to assess the effectiveness of company… Read more
Tracking Number

013‐2018