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Ginnie Mae: Risk Management and Staffing-Related Challenges Need to Be Addressed

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Agency Recommendation Status
Government National Mortgage Association (Ginnie Mae)
Priority Rec.
This is a priority recommendation.
The Senior Vice President of Ginnie Mae's Office of Management Operations should analyze the costs of using contractors for its operations and develop a plan to determine the optimal mix of contractor or in-house staff for operations. (Recommendation 2)
Open

Ginnie Mae (HUD) agreed with this recommendation. As of March 2022, Ginnie Mae officials said a contractor analyzed Ginnie Mae's contracts and determined a shift of some staff from contractor to in-house status could reduce agency costs. Ginnie Mae also conducted a preliminary analysis of how the contractor and in-house staff mix would change with its modernization efforts and the forthcoming HUD 2022-2026 strategic plan. To fully implement the recommendation, Ginnie Mae will need to finalize its plan and procedures for determining the optimal mix of contractor and in-house staff for

Government National Mortgage Association (Ginnie Mae)
Priority Rec.
This is a priority recommendation.
The Senior Vice President of Ginnie Mae's Office of Management Operations should assess its contract administration options to determine the most efficient and effective use of funds. (Recommendation 3)
Open

Ginnie Mae (HUD) agreed with this recommendation. As of March 2022, Ginnie Mae hired a contractor to analyze the benefits and costs of its contract administration options and expects to have the results by summer 2022. Ginnie Mae also has been working with other offices in HUD to assess the value of alternatives to existing arrangements with the General Services Administration. To fully implement this recommendation, Ginnie Mae should ensure completion of the evaluation to determine the most efficient and effective use of funds. Performing such an analysis could help Ginnie Mae better

Government National Mortgage Association (Ginnie Mae)
Priority Rec.
This is a priority recommendation.
The Chief Financial Officer of Ginnie Mae and Senior Vice President of Ginnie Mae's Office of Management Operations should finalize efforts to assess the costs and benefits of options to revise its compensation structure within current authority and submit proposals, if warranted, to HUD for review and consideration. (Recommendation 4)
Open

Ginnie Mae (HUD) agreed with this recommendation. As of April 2022, Ginnie Mae had taken steps to adopt an alternative pay option (known as Critical Position Pay) and was working with HUD on developing an implementation plan within its Office of Enterprise Risk. Ginnie Mae also has been is working with the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to ensure program execution and outcomes align between the agencies. More specifically, Ginnie Mae has identified a set of information technology IT positions to proceed with advancing the approval granted to Ginnie Mae to use Critical Position Pay on a

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