Unimplemented IG Recommendations Costing Taxpayers Billions of Dollars

by Sabrina I. Pacifici on January 28, 2009

News release: “The House Oversight Committee asked the nation’s IGs to identify all recommendations made between January 1, 2001 and December 31, 2008 that had not been implemented by federal agencies. The information provided shows that the Bush Administration failed to implement 13,847 recommendations since 2001, which could have saved taxpayers $25.9 billion. Almost half of these recommendations were made over a year ago, and more than a quarter were made over two years ago. The five agencies that could save the most money by implementing open recommendations are the Social Security Administration, the Department of Health and Human Services, the Department of Defense, the Department of Transportation, and the Department of Housing and Urban Development.”

  • Majority Staff Report: Implementing Thousands of Open Recommendations Could Save Taxpayers Almost $26 Billion, January 2009
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