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As of January 31, 2023, there are 4839 open recommendations that still need to be addressed. 470 of these are priority recommendations, those that we believe warrant priority attention. Learn more about our priority designation on our Recommendations page.

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Open Data: Additional Action Required for Full Public Access

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AmeriCorps The Chief Executive Officer of AmeriCorps should, in coordination with the Chief Data Officer of AmeriCorps, develop and implement an agency-wide plan to host relevant challenges, competitions, events, or other open data related initiatives to create additional value from public data assets of the agency. (Recommendation 2)
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In September 2022, AmeriCorps officials told us that they plan to publish agency data on Data.gov, the federal data catalog, before they begin to host relevant challenges, competitions, events, or other open data related initiatives to create additional value from public data assets of the agency. We will continue to monitor AmeriCorps's progress to address this recommendation.

AmeriCorps The Chief Executive Officer of AmeriCorps should, in coordination with the Chief Data Officer of AmeriCorps, develop and implement an agency-wide plan to collect and publish information on the use of data assets by nongovernmental entities at least once a year. (Recommendation 3)
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In September 2022, AmeriCorps officials told us that they plan to publish agency data on Data.gov, the federal data catalog, before they begin to develop an agency-wide plan to collect and publish information on the use of data assets by nongovernmental entities. We will continue to monitor AmeriCorps's progress to address this recommendation.

Information Technology Modernization: Corporation for National and Community Service Needs to Develop a System That Supports Grant Monitoring

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AmeriCorps The Chief Executive Officer should direct the Chief Information Officer to ensure that the system development project schedule identifies in the baseline both planned and actual dates for completing all project-level activities, and can be used to monitor and measure progress of the grant monitoring system project (Recommendation 2).
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In November 2018, CNCS officials stated that the agency made the decision to terminate the development of the Grants and Member Management (GMM) system. In 2020, CNCS was restructured and AmeriCorps subsumed CNCS responsibilities, including systems modernization efforts for grants management. As of April 2020, AmeriCorps officials stated that they were developing a new shared services systems solution for grants management. In August 2021, AmeriCorps officials provided us with project status reports dated November 2020 and April 2021 that included schedules with major project activities

Grants Management: Monitoring Efforts by Corporation for National and Community Service Could Be Improved

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AmeriCorps To improve CNCS's efforts to move toward a risk-based process for monitoring grants and to improve its capacity for monitoring grantee compliance, the Chief Executive Officer of the Corporation for National and Community Service should, as part of CNCS's efforts to develop an employee development program, update critical competencies for grant monitoring, and establish a training planning process linked with agency goals and these competencies.
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CNCS reorganized its structure in 2019 to centralize monitoring activities into a new office, the Office of Monitoring. In creating this office, officials reported that OM leadership consulted with CNCS's Office of Human Capital regarding training needs. In December 2019, OM leadership met with the Director of Workforce Relations to discuss performance planning and competencies related to the monitoring positions to inform the development of individual work plans and individual training plans. OM adopted a standardized staff training curriculum that covers Federal grant requirements, grants

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