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As of January 31, 2023, there are 4840 open recommendations that still need to be addressed. 471 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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Tennessee Valley Authority: Additional Steps Are Needed to Better Manage Climate-Related Risks

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Tennessee Valley Authority The TVA Chief Executive Officer should direct TVA staff to conduct an inventory of assets and operations vulnerable to climate change that includes analyzing the likelihood and degree of damage or disruption from climate change and the likely consequences if specific climate effects were to occur. (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.

Tennessee Valley Authority Once TVA staff identifies vulnerable assets and operations, the TVA Chief Executive Officer should direct TVA staff to develop a resilience plan that identifies and prioritizes measures to address climate change vulnerabilities and that includes a portfolio of resilience measures and an action plan that specifies which risks to address and how and when to do so. (Recommendation 2)
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When we confirm what actions the agency has taken in response to this recommendation, we will provide updated information.

Tennessee Valley Authority TVA's Chief Executive Officer should direct staff to establish a plan to routinely reassess the TVA resilience plan and incorporate updated information about implemented resilience actions, as well as updated information about climate change, resilience technologies and planning tools, and connected infrastructure vulnerabilities. (Recommendation 3)
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Working Dogs: Federal Agencies Need to Better Address Health and Welfare

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Tennessee Valley Authority The Chief Executive Officer of the Tennessee Valley Authority should direct the Tennessee Valley Authority Police to revise the agency's policies, as necessary, to ensure that they address all of the 18 issues GAO identified as important to the health and welfare of working dogs. (Recommendation 9)
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When we confirm what actions the agency has taken in response to this recommendation, we will provide updated information.

Tennessee Valley Authority: Actions Needed to Better Communicate Debt Reduction Plans and Address Billions in Unfunded Pension Liabilities

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Tennessee Valley Authority The Board of Directors should ensure that TVA propose, and work with the TVA Retirement System board to adopt, funding rules designed to ensure the plan's full funding.
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In their initial response to our report, TVA neither agreed nor disagreed with this recommendation. In response to our report, TVA has taken some steps to improve the plan's funding status. For example, in fiscal year 2017, TVA made a one-time pension contribution of $500 million to the TVA Retirement System (TVARS) in addition to its $300 million required annual contribution. Also, in FY 2021, TVA and TVARS adopted a new asset allocation policy and de-risking strategy that aims to enhance stability in the plan's asset value and reduce the funded status volatility. TVA's one-time contribution

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