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Open Recommendations (31 total)

Small Business Administration: Targeted Outreach about Disaster Assistance Could Benefit Rural Communities

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Small Business Administration The SBA Administrator should ensure that the Associate Administrator of the Office of Disaster Recovery and Resilience distinguishes between rural and urban communities in SBA's outreach and marketing plan and incorporates actions to mitigate challenges encountered by rural communities in accessing the Disaster Loan Program. (Recommendation 1)
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Small Business Innovation Research: Better Data and Clarity on Eligibility of Venture Capital-Owned Businesses Are Needed

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Small Business Administration The Administrator of the SBA should take steps—such as clarifying the SBIR policy directive or eligibility guide or suggesting model language for SBIR solicitations—to ensure that all agencies participating in the SBIR program fully understand the eligibility of small businesses with differing levels of ownership by VCOCs, hedge funds, or private equity firms. (Recommendation 2)
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Small Business Administration: Procedures for Reporting on Veteran-Owned Businesses Need Improvement

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Small Business Administration The Administrator of SBA should ensure that the Associate Administrator of SBA's Office of Veterans Business Development develop and implement policies and procedures to ensure SBA's compliance with Section 603 of the Veterans Entrepreneurship and Business Development Act of 1999. (Recommendation 2)
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Small Business Administration The Administrator of SBA should ensure that the Associate Administrator of SBA's Office of Capital Access develop and implement policies and procedures to ensure SBA gives special consideration to veterans in its lending programs in accordance with the Small Business Act and SBA's implementing regulation. (Recommendation 3)
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Small Business Administration: Procedures for Reporting on Veteran-Owned Businesses Need Improvement

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Small Business Administration The Administrator of SBA should ensure that the Associate Administrator of SBA's Office of Veterans Business Development develop and implement policies and procedures for ensuring VBOCs' full compliance with quarterly year-end reporting requirements. (Recommendation 1)
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Small Business Contracting: SBA Could Improve Oversight of Individual Waiver Requests to the Nonmanufacturer Rule

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Small Business Administration The SBA Administrator should ensure that the Associate Administrator for the Office of Government Contracting & Business Development develops policies and procedures for management review of NMR waiver request decisions. (Recommendation 2)
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Small Business Contracting: SBA Could Improve Oversight of Individual Waiver Requests to the Nonmanufacturer Rule

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Small Business Administration The SBA Administrator should ensure that the Associate Administrator for the Office of Government Contracting & Business Development develops policies and procedures to regularly review the accuracy of entries in its electronic waiver log, including the final status of each NMR waiver request. (Recommendation 1)
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When we confirm what actions the agency has taken in response to this recommendation, we will provide updated information.

Disaster Loan Program: SBA Should Include Key Issues in Its Review of How the Program Affects Underserved Communities

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Small Business Administration The Administrator of SBA should ensure that the Associate Administrator of the Office of Capital Access includes in the scope of SBA's internal review of the Disaster Loan Program an assessment of its lending criteria for both businesses and homeowners and an analysis of the gaps in loan outcomes among program applicants, including those in underserved communities. (Recommendation 1)
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Small Business Subcontracting: Some Contracting Officers Face Challenges Assessing Compliance with the Good Faith Standard

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Small Business Administration The SBA Administrator should develop and implement actionable steps to ensure compliance with the statutory requirement to include agency-level data in its annual report to Congress on status of small business subcontracting plan goals. (Recommendation 10)
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Small Business Subcontracting: Some Contracting Officers Face Challenges Assessing Compliance with the Good Faith Standard

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Small Business Administration The SBA Administrator should analyze the risk of having a limited understanding of federal contractors' noncompliance with their subcontracting plans, based on current practices, and determine whether the Office of Government Contracting should conduct additional reviews. (Recommendation 11)
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When we confirm what actions the agency has taken in response to this recommendation, we will provide updated information.