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Regional Forester Authorities for Cost Share Agreements - Inspection

Report Information

Date Issued
Report Number:
Report Type
Inspection / Evaluation
Forest Service
We assessed the adequacy of FS’ policies and procedures to ensure duties and responsibilities of personnel are adequately segregated from initiating, approving, or executing reimbursable agreements or CSAs.
Joint Report
Agency Wide
Yes (agency-wide)
Questioned Costs
Funds for Better Use


Require that all CSAs undergo a second-level review.

Establish a standardized process for conducting the second-level review required in Recommendation 1.

Incorporate the controls established in the prior two recommendations into the revised Washington Office SOP.

Establish a formal process for reviewing and approving regions’ supplemental SOPs.

Incorporate the process established in the prior recommendation into the FS Washington Office SOP.