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Open Recommendations (79 total)

Sexual Harassment: Actions Needed to Improve Prevention Training for Federal Civilian Employees

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Environmental Protection Agency The Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency should develop and implement a plan to evaluate the agency's required sexual harassment prevention training to identify needed improvements. The evaluation plan should include an assessment of training content and implementation to determine whether revisions are needed to better align with management practices to enhance the effectiveness of sexual harassment prevention training. (Recommendation 3)
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When we confirm what actions the agency has taken in response to this recommendation, we will provide updated information.

Artificial Intelligence: Agencies Have Begun Implementation but Need to Complete Key Requirements

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Environmental Protection Agency The Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency should ensure that the agency updates its AI use case inventory to include all the required information, at minimum, and takes steps to ensure that the data in the inventory aligns with provided instructions. (Recommendation 30)
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Artificial Intelligence: Agencies Have Begun Implementation but Need to Complete Key Requirements

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Environmental Protection Agency The Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency should ensure that the agency fully completes and approves its plan to either achieve consistency with EO 13960 section 5 for each AI application or retires AI applications found to be developed or used in a manner that is not consistent with the order. (Recommendation 29)
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Cybersecurity: Federal Agencies Made Progress, but Need to Fully Implement Incident Response Requirements

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Environmental Protection Agency The Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency should ensure that the agency fully implements all event logging requirements as directed by OMB guidance. (Recommendation 15)
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Puget Sound: Further Actions Could Improve Efforts to Address Impaired Water Quality That Threatens Salmon

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Environmental Protection Agency The Administrator of EPA should work with the Washington State Department of Ecology to develop a plan documenting the actions the agencies will take to meet the required submission and approval deadlines for the state's impaired waters lists. (Recommendation 1)
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EPA agreed with this recommendation. We will update the status of this recommendation when we receive additional information from the agency.

Air Pollution: EPA Needs to Develop a Business Case for Replacing Legacy Air Quality Data Systems

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Environmental Protection Agency The Assistant Administrator of EPA's Office of Air and Radiation should consider documenting an operational analysis for AQS and AirNow. (Recommendation 2)
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EPA agreed with this recommendation. We will update the status of this recommendation when we receive additional information from the agency.
Environmental Protection Agency The Assistant Administrator of EPA's Office of Air and Radiation should develop and document a business case for a new IT system for air quality data based on considerations for how such a system could address the challenges currently posed by AQS and AirNow. The business case should consider an analysis of alternatives, if appropriate. (Recommendation 3)
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EPA agreed with this recommendation. We will update the status of this recommendation when we receive additional information from the agency.
Environmental Protection Agency The Assistant Administrator of EPA's Office of Mission Support should identify factors for evaluating whether EPA's IT systems may be ready for replacement or retirement. (Recommendation 1)
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EPA did not agree with this recommendation. We will update the status of this recommendation when we receive additional information from the agency.

Lake Pontchartrain Basin: Additional Transparency and Performance Management Could Improve EPA's Restoration Program

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Environmental Protection Agency The EPA Administrator should develop and document a process for overseeing the PRP. (Recommendation 4)
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EPA agreed with this recommendation. In November 2023, EPA said it is developing a document that will outline and describe EPA's PRP oversight process. According to EPA officials, this program-specific guidance will both provide direction to PRP grantees and inform the PRP's management conference and public about key aspects of the program.
Environmental Protection Agency The EPA Administrator, in updating the comprehensive conservation and management plan, should collaborate with relevant stakeholders to ensure that the plan reflects the current state of the Lake Pontchartrain Basin and includes performance measures. (Recommendation 3)
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EPA agreed with this recommendation. In August 2023, the Management Conference Executive Committee announced selections in response to a Request for Proposals to update the Comprehensive Conservation Management Plan (CCMP). According to EPA, the primary goal of revising the CCMP is to assess the status and condition of the Basin, as well as to develop easily tracked performance measures and milestones. The agency estimates the collaborative revision process to take about two years. According to EPA, following the approval of a new CCMP, the Management Conference will review and revise the CCMP for agency approval every five years.