Recurring Findings

Veterans Affairs: Recurring Significant Internal Control Deficiencies
Federal Program Issue First Year Reported
Department's Assertion Page Number
Grants to States for Construction of State Home Facilities The Department of General Services, under the supervision of Veterans Affairs, did not always collect the weekly payrolls and certifications from the contractors as required. 2008-09
Veterans Affairs intends to follow the newly established policies and procedures to ensure that General Services is in compliance with all applicable David-Bacon requirements as well as verify that certified payrolls are submitted to General Services by its contractors. 113
Grants to States for Construction of State Home Facilities Veterans Affairs continued to lack written policies to periodically verify General Services' processing of contractor pay requests. After we brought this to Veterans Affairs' attention, it promptly revised its procedures to include such a provision. 2008-09
Veterans Affairs intends to follow the newly established policies and procedures to verify that General Services is in compliance with federal requirements regarding payment to contractors and suspension and debarment activities. 111
Grants to States for Construction of State Home Facilities Veterans Affairs lacks policies and procedures designed to improve General Services' reporting of expenditures and Veterans Affairs' oversight of the reporting process throughout fiscal year 2009-10. 2008-09
Veterans Affairs intends to follow the newly established policies and procedures to oversee General Services' reporting to ensure that the State is accurately reporting costs by category on the requests for reimbursement. 115
Veterans Housing - Guaranteed and Insured Loans Veterans Affairs did not always report certain required events to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs within the applicable reporting deadlines. 2008-09
Veterans Affairs agrees that some nonessential but required data was not reported according to the time frames required in the VA servicer manual. Veterans Affairs stated that given the unprecedented levels of housing delinquency, management decided to prioritize staff workload to sell repossessed property and limited staffing resources to collections. 117
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