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Audit of the Peace Corps' Compliance with the Digital Accountability and Transparency Act

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The objectives of this performance audit were to assess the completeness, timeliness, quality, and accuracy of Fiscal Year 2021, First Quarter financial and award data submitted for publication on USAspending.gov in accordance with the DATA Act and to assess the Peace Corps’ compliance with use of the Government-wide financial data standards established by the Office of Management and Budget and the Department of the Treasury. While the majority of the data submitted was of high quality, the agency failed to include required information in their submission, submitted inappropriate data, and misrepresented the level of budgetary resources used. These errors occurred because the agency continues to lack a comprehensive quality control program over the DATA Act submissions, including source systems and data.
Agency Wide
Yes (agency-wide)
Questioned Costs
Funds for Better Use


Disclaimer: Open/Closed recommendations are updated semiannually.

We recommend that the chief financial officer develop and implement a process to review and document justifications and/or corrections for all DATA Act Broker errors and warnings prior to quarterly certification.

We recommend that the chief financial officer develop and implement a process to validate the accuracy of DATA Act files after changes to the financial system have been implemented.

We recommend that the chief financial officer update the process for submitting contract data to FPDS-NG. This process should include steps to ensure that all vendor information (such as address) is validated against the vendor data in Odyssey and that any pre-populated fields are accurate before the contracting action is finalized and reported in FPDS-NG.