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Implementation of Suspension and Debarment Tools in the U.S. Department of Agriculture

Report Information

Date Issued
Report Number:
Report Type
Joint Report
Agency Wide
Yes (agency-wide)
Questioned Costs
Funds for Better Use


The Office of the Chief Financial Officer (OCFO) should ensure that the language in DR 2280-001 requires disqualifications to be listed in the System for Award Management (SAM) as requested by Recommendation 6 of the prior 2010 report.

OCFO should amend DR 2280-001 to clearly define the roles and responsibilities for Suspension and Debarment Council members with respect to the implementation and oversight of the agency's suspension and debarment program.

OCFO should issue a reminder to all agencies clarifying that individuals participating in a not-covered transaction are eligible for suspension and debarment action(s), and that individuals or entities convicted of felony fraud offenses must be permanently debarred from all USDA programs.