From the Document: "The purpose of this letter is to provide an update on the overall status of the U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) implementation of GAO's [Government Accountability Office] recommendations and to call your continued personal attention to open recommendations that should be given high priority. In November 2018, we reported that on a government-wide basis, 77 percent of our recommendations made 4 years ago were implemented. USDA's recommendation implementation rate during this same time period was 66 percent. As of March 26, 2019, USDA had 196 open recommendations. Fully implementing these open recommendations could substantially improve USDA's operations, among other benefits."
Government Accountability Office: http://www.gao.gov/