All Audit Documents

November 16, 2017 |  Audit Reports

TRAIN OPERATIONS: The Acela Express 2021 Program Faces Oversight Weaknesses and Schedule Risks

In August 2016, Amtrak (the company) received a federal loan to purchase 28 new high-speed trainsets for $1.6 billion and undertake 10 infrastructure… Read more
Tracking Number

OIG-A-2018-002

November 02, 2017 |  Engagement Memos

Engagement Memo—Audit of Contracting Oversight

We are initiating an audit of the company’s post‐award, contract oversight efforts. Our objective is to assess the effectiveness of the company’s… Read more
Tracking Number

002‐2018

October 23, 2017 |  Audit Reports

INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY: Improving Security of Publicly Accessible Websites Could Help Limit Cyber Risk

The Office of Inspector General (OIG) conducted an audit of Amtrak’s (the company) website security program. Our audit objective was to assess… Read more
Tracking Number
OIG-A-2018-001
October 12, 2017 |  Engagement Memos

Engagement Memo—Audit of Background Checks

We are initiating an audit of the Companyʹs process for conducting background checks for employees and contractors. Our objectives are to assess (1)… Read more
Tracking Number
014‐2017
October 05, 2017 |  Engagement Memos

Engagement Memo—Audit of Enterprise Risk Management Process

We are initiating an audit of the company’s Enterprise Risk Management (ERM) process used to identify, evaluate, and manage risks to the company’s… Read more
Tracking Number
001‐2018
August 18, 2017 |  Audit Reports

GOVERNANCE: Quality Control Review of Amtrak’s Single Audit for Fiscal Year 2016

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-2017-015
August 15, 2017 |  Audit Reports

Human Resources: Additional Actions Needed to Improve Controls on Incentive Awards

The Passenger Rail Investment and Improvement Act (PRIIA) of 2008 encouraged Amtrak’s (the company) Board of Directors to develop an incentive pay… Read more
Tracking Number
OIG-A-2017-014
August 14, 2017 |  Audit Reports

ACQUISITION AND PROCUREMENT: Improved Management of Diesel Fuel Program Could Lead to Cost Savings

Our office initiated an investigation into Sevier Valley Oil Company, which supplied fuel directly to the locomotives, and found that weaknesses in… Read more
Tracking Number
OIG-A-2017-013
July 31, 2017 |  Engagement Memos

Engagement Memo: Audit of Washington Union Station Near-Term Improvement Projects

We have completed our survey of the Asset Monetization/Terminal Development Initiatives, which we initiated on April 5, 2017. Our objective was to… Read more
Tracking Number
013-2017
July 31, 2017 |  Other Audit Correspondence

Close-out Memo: Survey of the Asset Monetization/Terminal Development Initiatives

We have completed our survey of the Asset Monetization/Terminal Development Initiatives, which we initiated on April 5, 2017. Our objective was to… Read more
Tracking Number
008-2017