New Law Requires Agencies to Report on Outstanding IG Recommendations [Updated January 28, 2019] [open pdf - 117KB]
"On January 3, 2019, President Donald Trump signed into law the Good Accounting Obligation in Government Act (GAO-IG Act), which requires agency reporting on outstanding inspector general (IG) recommendations, among other things. The act requires covered agencies to include in their annual budget justifications information on outstanding recommendations made by their respective IGs, including  a list of each public IG recommendation that was published at least one year before submission of the annual budget justification and for which no final action was taken;  the status of each aforementioned public IG recommendation, which contains an explanation as to why no final action or action not recommended was taken and a timeline to implement each outstanding unimplemented recommendation that the agency has decided to adopt; and  an explanation of any discrepancies between information on IG recommendations required under the GAO-IG Act and the semiannual report required under Section 5 of the Inspector General Act of 1978, as amended (IG Act)."
CRS Insight, IN11026
Congressional Research Service: https://crsreports.congress.gov/