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Plant Pest and Disease Management and Disaster Prevention Program

Report Information

Date Issued
Report Number:
Report Type
Animal Plant Health Inspection Service
OIG reviewed the Animal Plant Health Inspection Service's management of the Plant Pest and Disease Management Disaster Prevention Program funds and projects.
Joint Report
Agency Wide
Yes (agency-wide)
Questioned Costs
Funds for Better Use


Develop, implement, and document controls to accurately track PPDM projects and related obligations/disbursements. Include in these controls documented procedures to explain how APHIS: consolidates PPDM data from different systems; tracks obligations/disbursements for all projects from approval through closeout; matches financial data to specific projects or records PPDM expenditures not attributed to a specific project; reconciles financial data with FMMI; and resolves any discrepancies.

RAB needs to follow up on compliance review findings and recommendations with the recipient of Federal funds and responsible program officials to ensure that sufficient actions are implemented to close out all findings and recommendations within a specified timeframe.

Develop and implement a plan of action for PPQ to mitigate the risks posed by cooperators with an elevated risk level for both active and future agreements. The plan should span the lifecycle of the agreement process including risk as a factor to consider in the application process, additions of special measures into the award agreement, and review activities to be conducted through the completion of the award.

Develop and implement a process to create performance goals and measures for PPDM and assess annually whether the program meets these goals.