Cablegate: Correction: Mission Nigeria Oig Compliance Report
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SUBJECT: CORRECTION: MISSION NIGERIA OIG COMPLIANCE REPORT
Ref: a. Report of Inspection Embassy Abuja and Consulate General
Lagos, Nigeria, Report Number ISP-I-08-25A, July 2008; b. OIG email
of July 25, 2008
1. Below follows Mission Nigeria compliance report for Ref A Report
2. Recommendation 1: Embassy Abuja should follow National Security
Decision Directive-38 guidelines to perform and document a
comprehensive analysis of both programmatic and administrative
requirements, including administrative support, security, office and
residential space, and training cost issues prior to deciding on
requests to increase personnel. (Action: Embassy Abuja.)
Post agrees with this recommendation. Embassy Abuja has performed a
thorough analysis of mission growth and support staff needs in both
Abuja and Lagos. The results of this study revealed a deficit in
all areas of ICASS service provision and highlighted several areas
where staff augmentation was needed. A comprehensive package of new
positions was developed and presented to the ICASS Council, where it
was approved. Twenty-five new LES management support positions were
created (9 in Lagos, 16 in Abuja) and efforts are currently underway
to recruit and fill these new vacancies. Decisions on future
NSDD-38 requests will be carefully analyzed in accordance with
Mission support platforms.
3. Recommendation 3: Embassy Abuja should identify a suitable
facility that can accommodate both a warehouse and maintenance shop,
using the services of both a local real estate broker and a Bureau
of Overseas Buildings Operations real estate specialist, and vacate
the existing facility as a matter of urgency. (Embassy Abuja, in
coordination with OBO.)
Post agrees with this recommendation. In April 2008, post signed a
multi-year lease on a new warehouse that will adequately accommodate
current and long-term needs.
4. Recommendation 4: Embassy Abuja, in coordination with the Bureau
of Human Resources and the Bureau of African Affairs, should rewrite
the job description for position #20017002 and seek its re-grading
at the FS-02 level. (Action: Embassy Abuja, in coordination with
Post agrees with this recommendation. The Human Resources Office in
Abuja is collaborating with ConGen Lagos to revise the position
description. Once this has been completed, it will be transmitted
to AF/EX for further action. Post notes that AF has informed that
this position will not be advertised in the 2009 bidding cycle.
5. Recommendation 5: Embassy Abuja should rewrite the work
requirements of the information resource office in Abuja (#60104000)
to indicate that he makes regular visits to the public affairs
section in Lagos to review its Information Resource Center
operations and provide continuing program and technical advice and
consultations. (Action: Embassy Abuja)
Post concurs with this recommendation. The Country Public Affairs
Officer has prepared a draft work requirements statement for the
incoming IRO (ETA September 2008) which specifies the above points.
The outgoing IRO visited Lagos in April and July to assist and
consult with the IRC.
6. Recommendation 6: Embassy Abuja should request Consulate General
Lagos to return the Abuja fraud investigation cases still awaiting
action and develop a six-month training plan that will enable
Embassy Abuja to conduct Fraud investigations on Consulate General
Lagos' behalf in its consular district. (Action: Embassy Abuja.)
Post concurs with this recommendation. Embassy Abuja began
receiving transfers of all Abuja fraud investigation case files
during an investigative visit from Consulate General Lagos staff in
June 2008. Three cases remain to be remitted, and these will be
transferred by the end of August 2008.
Embassy Abuja has developed a multi-tiered training plan for the new
Consular Investigator to include section orientation, distance
study, and practical field training from Lagos FPU staff under the
supervision of the Abuja FPM. Since starting in June 2008, the FSN-I
has completed four full online modules on visa processing and fraud
prevention, and completed self study of all appropriate consular
training SIGs. The Abuja Consular Investigator has accompanied the
Lagos FPU staff on several fraud investigations during their final
Abuja field tour, and drawing on her prior investigative experience
and contacts, she has already conducted numerous solo fraud
investigations and verifications in the Federal Capital Territory of
Abuja, and is soon to accompany Lagos FPU on a series of training
investigations in the Lagos Consular district. At the conclusion of
this latter training, the Abuja Consular Investigator will begin
processing all Lagos fraud cases requiring field investigation in
7. Recommendation 7: Embassy Abuja should instruct Consulate General
Lagos to develop both a fraud prevention unit travel plan that
includes officers in some of the field investigations and a
mechanism for spot checking other investigation results, and Embassy
Abuja should follow suit. (Action: Embassy Abuja.)
Post accepts this recommendation. FPU Lagos has drawn up a travel
plan that includes officer travel and spot checks. Embassy Abuja
will use this plan to draw up its own.
8. Recommendation 8: Embassy Abuja, in coordination with the Bureau
of Consular Affairs, should rewrite the position description of the
Lagos deputy consular section chief to include primary
responsibility for the American Citizen Services (ACS) unit.
(Embassy Abuja, in coordination with CA.)
Post accepts this recommendation and has rewritten the position
description to include ACS responsibility.
9. Recommendation 9: Embassy Abuja, in coordination with the Bureau
of Consular Affairs and the Bureau of African Affairs, should
eliminate one of the three consular associate positions at Consulate
General Lagos and replace it with an additional consular assistant
position, adjusting the funding source as appropriate. (Action:
Embassy Abuja, in coordination with CA and AF.)
Post accepts this rcommendation and is preparing a request to CA and
10. Recommendation 11: Embassy Abuja should consult with Consulate
General Lagos and the Bureau of Consular Affairs about requirements
and fund a Q-matic system that can be installed at the same time as
the reconstruction project or, if funds are not available, prepare a
request to the Bureau of Overseas Buildings Operations for
procurement and funding as part of the renovation project. (Action:
Post agrees with this recommendation. Preliminary research has been
completed on Q-matic systems and ConGen Lagos is consulting with CA
on funding. The Q-matic would be installed once the Consulate's
rehabilitation project is completed.
11. Recommendation 13: Embassy Abuja should prepare and forward to
the Bureau of Overseas Buildings Operations a mission-wide
maintenance plan with financial justification for a funding increase
in the 7901 and 7902 accounts. (Action: Embassy Abuja.)
Post agrees with this recommendation. The Financial Management
Office is collaborating with the Facilities Maintenance Officers in
Lagos and Abuja to develop a comprehensive, needs-based budget
request for 7901 and 7902 funding. When complete, it will be
transmitted to OBO.
12. Recommendation 14: Embassy Abuja should develop and implement
appliance and furniture pools in order to minimize the need for
warehouse space, as well as to achieve greater efficiency in
managing inventories of nonexpendable U.S. Government property.
(Action: Embassy Abuja.)
Post agrees with this recommendation. As a Tier II post for
State/USAID consolidation of management services, the formation of a
joint furniture and appliance pool is under consideration by the
Consolidation Committee. If there is sufficient interest by other
serviced USG agencies to the point where they are willing to buy
into this service, post will proceed with implementation.
13. Recommendation 15: Embassy Abuja, in coordination with the
Bureau of Overseas Buildings Operations, should develop a timetable
and a list of resource requirements to implement all recommendations
for Embassy Abuja and Consulate General Lagos warehouses from the
2007 visit of the Bureau of Overseas Buildings Operations safety,
health, and environmental specialist. (Action: Embassy Abuja, in
coordination with OBO.)
Post agrees with this recommendation. With a projected date of
occupancy for the new Abuja warehouse to be before the end of
calendar year 2008, all of the hazards and weaknesses in Abuja in
the 2007 SHEM report will be addressed (please see Recommendation
3). Consulate General Lagos has created a list of fourteen items
that need to be bought or replaced for a total of $77,000. The
timeline for implementation will be transmitted to OBO/SHEM before
the end of August 2008.
14. Recommendation 16: Embassy Abuja should conduct a mission-wide
review of all position descriptions, revise those that are not
accurate, and reclassify the affected positions under the computer
assisted job evaluation process. (Action: Embassy Abuja.)
Post agrees with the recommendation. The HR office has begun a
mission-wide review of all Locally Employed Staff position
descriptions to ensure they are current and accurately reflect the
job content of the incumbent. With over 600 LES positions needing
this review, it is expected that this process will take a minimum of
16. Recommendation 17: Embassy Abuja should solicit and analyze
various options for medical allowances and submit the results to the
Bureau of Human Resources for consideration. (Action: Embassy
Abuja, in coordination with DGHR.)
Post concurs with this recommendation. The Abuja HR office has
requested of HR/OE information on medical coverage provided by
comparatQ in Qria. After we have reviewed what other employers
are offering, we will work with HR/OE to adjust our current medical
coverage if we are not keeping pace with local market conditions.
16. Recommendation 18: Embassy Abuja should develop and implement
training plans for the telephone and radio technicians within the
Mission. (Action: Embassy Abuja.)
Post concurs with this recommendation and is working with RIMC
Pretoria to find the appropriate technical classes for local IRM
17. Recommendation 19: Embassy Abuja should immediately distribute
encrypted radios to all emergency action committee members at
Consulate General Lagos. (Action: Embassy Abuja.)
Post concurs with this recommendation. All available DES-encrypted
radios have been distributed to members of the Lagos EAC, and
additional units have been ordered in order to provide one to each
member and backfill our supply of spare units.
18. Recommendation 20: Embassy Abuja, in coordination with the
Bureau of Information Resource Management, should upgrade the
bandwidth for Consulate General Lagos. (Action: Embassy Abuja, in
coordination with OBO.)
Post concurs with this recommendation. The bandwidth for the
circuit between Lagos and Abuja was upgraded from 448Mbps to
1024Mbps in July 2008.
19. Recommendation 21: Embassy Abuja, in coordination with the
Bureau of Overseas Buildings Operations, should immediately repair
the fire alarm in the information program center's information
processing facility at Consulate General Lagos. (Action: Embassy
Abuja, in coordination with OBO.)
Post concurs with this recommendation. The IPC fire alarm was made
operable in March 2008.
20. Recommendation 22: Embassy Abuja should establish and implement
procedures that require travelers to submit their travel vouchers
within the time frames established in the Financial Management
Procedures Handbook. (Action: Embassy Abuja.)
Post concurs with this recommendation. During the OIG site visit,
the FMO office issued management notice 2008-039 on March 5, 2008,
specifying the following:
Travel regulations, and the Debt Collection Act provide that: travel
claims must be filed no more than 5 work-days after travel
completion (7 work-days for post assignment travel) (4 FAH-3 H-
465.1-1); advance balances, not offset by the amount claimed, are to
be refunded within 10 days of notification by direct refund to the
cashier (4 FAH-3 H-463.4-2 c.); if not settled within 30 calendar
days after travel completion, charges for interest, administrative
fees and penalties may be assessed beginning on day 31 (4 FAH-3 H-
463.2-3 and 4 FAH-3 H-463.4-1c), wages may be offset to recoup
amounts owed; additional travel will not be authorized nor travel
advances issued until outstanding advances are refunded, and (4
FAH-3 H-463.1-5) lastly, all travel advances to a traveler must be
repaid (by voucher and/or direct refund) before the traveler departs
on transfer, separation, or home leave. (4 FAH-3 H-463.1-5)
21. Recommendation 23: Embassy Abuja should research and resolve all
outstanding travel advances that have been pending more than 30
days. (Action: Embassy Abuja.)
Post concurs with this recommendation and has aggressively enforced
the travel regulations stated above and has strictly enforced the
Refusal of additional travel advances to any travelQwho Q
outstanding advances, and formal notification to employee and
supervisor of outstanding advances. For away from post employees,
the outstanding advance is referred to the DOS finance center for
collection if payment or a voucher is not received after the 1st
notification. For employees at post, 3 formal notifications are
made to the employee prior to formally submitting to the DOS finance
center for collection. For employees who terminated final severance
payment is withheld prior to the settlement of the debt.
Following the above policies has allowed post to significantly
reduce the number of outstanding travel advances.
22. Recommendation 24: Embassy Abuja should establish and implement
procedures that require quarterly review of the suspense accounts
and the allocation of suspense account items to the depositor or to
the correct account. (Action: Embassy Abuja.)
Post concurs with this recommendation. Post is drafting procedures
for reviewing the suspense account on a quarterly basis.
23. Recommendation 25: Embassy Abuja should research and reconcile
all transactions charged to the suspense account that have been
outstanding for more than 90 days. (Action: Embassy Abuja.)
Post concurs with this recommendation and is in the middle of a
comprehensive review of the account with plans to complete its
analysis with any required corresponding adjustments by 31 August
08. Once the comprehensive review is complete post will review the
suspense account on a quarterly basis based on the fiscal year (Dec,
Mar, June, Sept) to ensure all items are properly transferred to the
correct account or returned to the customer if required.
24. Informal Recommendation 1: Embassy Abuja should follow a
near-term to medium-term strategy of maintaining the present number
of American Corners and strengthening their partnership capacity.
Post concurs with this recommendation and is the process of
conducting a comprehensive review of our American Corner Program.
To date, this has led to the determination that our American Corners
in three locations were adrift (no programming, no commitment on the
part of the institutional partner). We have withdrawn our
collections in two locations and are seeking more committed partners
for these Corners. We are also considering whether to retain our
American Corner collection in the third location. The incoming
IRO's draft Work Requirement Statement has also been modified to
call for the development and implementation of a strategic plan to
strengthen and rationalize the American Corner program in Nigeria.
25. Informal Recommendation 2: Embassy Abuja should review the fraud
prevention units' caseload distribution a year after Abuja assumes
full responsibility for investigations in its consular district to
determine if a Lagos investigator position should be transferred to
Post accepts this recommendation and has it under ongoing review.
26. Informal Recommendation 3: Embassy Abuja should request the
Lagos fraud analyst, in conjunction with the immigrant visa chief,
to review pending adoption cases, track and analyze results, and
reevaluate the practice of referring all such cases for field
Post accepts this recommendation and has completed action on it.
We have reviewed our adoption investigation policy and now we are
handling them on a case by case basis rather than the blanket
investigation rule. To date, we have not changed the language in
the adoption flyer so it remains a 100% investigation policy in our
public information, but officers now use their discretion regarding
investigations rather than sending EVERY case up. A training
session was completed that included all officers and the FPU
investigators so that we can pinpoint what the fraud indicators are
and refer them to FPU on a case by case basis. We've been tracking
adoptions more closely on the IV side of things and I know FPU has
also been doing the same thing. There is a SOP drafted and awaiting
clearance that spells this entire process out.
27. Informal Recommendation 4: Embassy Abuja should include the
reconstituting of a functional warden system in its Mission
Strategic Plan and devote more of its representational and outreach
efforts towards this goal.
Post concurs with this recommendation and incorporated it into the
MSP. Lagos will seek CA and/or AF funding for the creation of a
short-term, temporary Warden network coordinator position to liaison
with resident American citizens in an effort to revamp and
reorganize the moribund warden network.
28. Informal Recommendation 5: Embassy Abuja should provide WebPASS
training to mission personnel.
Post concurs with this recommendation. Now that the 3rd office
spaces have been completed, Embassy Abuja has regained the use of
its computer training room. WebPASS training classes will be
scheduled as soon as the ISC office is back to full staffing.
29. Informal Recommendation 6: Embassy Abuja should develop a
comprehensive procurement plan.
Post concurs with this recommendation and has developed an
embassy-wide procurement plans that captures the needs of all the
ICASS-serviced agencies in Abuja. This will be our vehicle for all
30. Informal Recommendation 7: Embassy Abuja should issue an
administrative notice reminding staff about the length of time and
staff requirements involved in unclassified and secure
Post concurs with this recommendation. The procurement staff had
been operating out of very cramped temporary quarters while their
permanent offices on the 3rd floor were being fitted-out. Now that
they have a suitable work environment, realistic procurement
timelines are being developed that will also be incorporated in the
section's ICASS performance standards. These will be promulgated in
a mission management notice.
31. Informal Recommendation 8: Embassy Abuja should provide customer
service training to the procurement staff.
Post concurs with this recommendation. As part of our year-end
spending plan, we are contracting for both supervisory and customer
service training for key members of the management staff. The
Procurement Section will very much be a part of this service
32. Informal Recommendation 9: Embassy Abuja should redesign its
procurement request form highlighting required fields of
Post concurs with this recommendation. The procurement request form
is being redesigned.
33. Informal Recommendation 10: Embassy Abuja should expand the
procurement section's duties to include compliance with
International Cooperative Administrative Support Services standard.
Post concurs with this recommendation. The Procurement Staff, and
its American supervisor, will be mindful of its obligation to meet
the service standards that it has had a hand in developing.
34. Informal Recommendation 11: Embassy Abuja should develop
procedures in coordination with other management sections in order
to facilitate quicker procurement for goods and services.
Post concurs with this recommendation. To obviate the previous
communications and coordination problems between the Financial
Management and Procurement sections, regular biweekly meetings
between the leadership of both sections have been established.
35. Informal Recommendation 12: Embassy Abuja should assign
additional drivers to the Ambassador and deputy chief of mission and
keep overtime for drivers to acceptable levels prescribed in
Department motor vehicle and safety guidelines.
Post concurs with this recommendation. A third driver has been
introduced into the lineup that serves the COM, and replacement for
the general motor pool is being recruited.
36. Informal Recommendation 13: Embassy Abuja should prepare proper
waivers and obtain justifications before proceeding with changing
the vehicle fleet.
Post concurs with this recommendation. When it is time to procure
vehicles, all necessary waivers will be obtained.
37. Informal Recommendation 14: Embassy Abuja should develop and
implement a plan with a timeline for the disposal of official
Post concurs with this recommendation. Consulate Lagos is
implementing a disposal plan that will take its vehicles out to sea
and dispose of them after they have been drained of all fluid and
other pollutants. Embassy Abuja is still looking for a vendor who
can destroy its armored cars in a manner that is acceptable to DS.
38. Informal Recommendation 15: Embassy Abuja should advertise in
places other than just the Embassy and the consulate intranet and
Post does not agree with this recommendation. Using its current
methods of recruiting, post receives, at a minimum, 200 applications
for entry-level positions. Positions classified at higher grades
receive upwards of 500 individual applications, which results in the
HR staff working weekends to sift through them.
39. Informal Recommendation 16: Embassy Abuja should establish and
implement a mission-wide orientation program for all their newly
hired locally employed staff employees.
Post concurs with this recommendation. A mission-wide orientation
program for newly-hired LES staff is being developed.
40. Informal Recommendation 17: Embassy Abuja should encourage
supervisors to submit award nominations and assist them in writing
them if they so request it.
Post concurs with this recommendation. All sections heads have been
reminded of their obligation to recognize and reward their better
performing employees through the Interagency Awards Program. The HR
office will be conducting workshops on the nominating process to
assist them in this effort.
41. Informal Recommendation 18: Embassy Abuja should establish and
encourage managers to fill out other types of recognitions for local
Embassy Abuja does not agree with this recommendation. While it
takes onboard Informal Recommendation 17 that it should have a more
extensive and robust awards program, non-monetary awards are not be
perceived in a favorable light by its LES staff.
42. Informal Recommendation 19: Embassy Abuja should prepare a
checklist with timeliness about the hiring process for eligible
Post concurs with this recommendation. The HR office has prepared a
checklist with suggested timelines for use when hiring EFMs.
43. Informal Recommendation 20: Embassy Abuja should request from
the post employment committee and keep in the files an explanation
of the selection of an eligible family member.
Post concurs with this recommendation, but notes that there has
often been only one candidate for many of Abuja's EFM vacancies.
That said, when the PEC is next convened to review applications, it
will be encouraged to document its findings and recommendations.
44. Informal Recommendation 21: Embassy Abuja should name a Federal
Women's Program Manager.
Post concurs with this recommendation. A Federal Women's Program
manager was identified in May, 2008.
45. Informal Recommendation 22: Embassy Abuja should place Equal
Employment Opportunity information on bulletin boards of all
Post concurs with this recommendation. EEO information has been
broadly distributed and posted in conspicuous locations.
46. Informal Recommendation 23: Embassy Abuja should monitor
compliance with International Cooperative Administrative Support
Service standards and use the results as a management tool to
improve customer service.
Post concurs with this recommendation. The results of the annual
ICASS Customer Satisfaction Survey have been used in staff meetings
to illustrate the gulf between standards and practices. Both
American and LES supervisors have been made aware of their
responsibility to meet the goals that they have established for
47. Informal Recommendation 24: Embassy Abuja should include
compliance with International Cooperative Administrative Support
Services standards as an element in performance evaluations.
Post concurs with this recommendation. Management Section
supervisors have been directed to include ICASS standards in their
discussions when meeting with their staff. As all Position
Descriptions are also being reviewed, and in some cases revised.
This element is also being included during consultations with the
48. Informal Recommendation 25: Embassy Abuja should distribute
National Security Decision Directive-38 guidance and train
International Cooperative Administrative Support Services Council
members on developing cost impacts for National Security Decision
Post agrees with this recommendation. The US Mission in Nigeria
just underwent a thorough needs assessment of its support staff.
This review was performed at the direction of the COM and with the
collaboration of the ICASS council, and it tangibly linked the need
for support staff to grow at rates commensurate with that of Program
elements. The Mission Nigeria ICASS Council is now well versed in
the cost impacts of NSDD-38 requests.
49. Informal Recommendation 26: Embassy Abuja should establish
procedures that include periodic monitoring of status of funds,
obligations, and liquidation amounts.
Post concurs with informal recommendation 26. Shortly after the
on-site testing was completed the mission conducted a comprehensive
review of unliquidated obligations working closely with the DOS
finance center removing obligations that were no longer valid. The
mission plans to conduct comprehensive reviews on a quarterly
50. Informal Recommendation 27: Embassy Abuja should require the
financial management and general services offices to schedule
monthly meetings to determine the validity of unliquidated
Mission concurs with informal recommendation 27 and has scheduled
standing monthly meetings between the GSO and FMO offices to discuss
the status of funds and enhance the working relationship between the
offices. In addition, the offices along with other management
sections began meeting on a bi-weekly basis in preparation for
fiscal year end closeout.
51. Informal Recommendation 28: Embassy Abuja should develop
procedures to make certain that the financial management office
provides program offices with the status of funds reports.
Mission concurs with informal recommendation 28 and has a policy of
providing status of funds to program offices on a monthly basis and
upon request. In addition, in conjunction with the IMO Office the
mission has made access to COAST reports available to program
managers to review the status of the allotments they manage. The
FMO Office is currently in the planning stages of developing
training on the COAST application, which it plans to offer in the
upcoming months. Further, the office began placing budgets for
representation, conference training, and field travel online
(intranet) and plans to update these on a regular basis so managers
have the available resources to oversee their respective programs.
52. Informal Recommendation 29: Embassy Abuja should conduct
verifications of cash advances to subcashiers.
Mission concurs with informal recommendation 29 and has implemented
policy refusing replenishment to subcashiers unless they have a
current independent verification on file with the Embassy cashier.
In addition, the Embassy cashier has established an annual audit
plan to perform their own independent verifications of the
subcashiers. The independent reviews by the cashier are currently
on-going and will continue annually.
53. Informal Recommendation 30: Embassy Abuja should conduct cash
verifications using an unpredictable pattern at varying times of the
Mission concurs with informal recommendation 30 and will make
further efforts to vary the monthly cash verifications in an
54. Informal Recommendation 31: Embassy Abuja should determine if
the mission has current Nigerian Government approval to operate
radio frequencies for the emergency and evacuation and emergency
action committee networks. If they do not, they should obtain
approval to operate the radio frequencies for the appropriate
Post concurs with this recommendation and will contact the
appropriate GON authorities to determine that status of radio
55. Informal Recommendation 32: Embassy Abuja should update all
position descriptions of locally employed staff under the
information program center throughout the mission.
Post concurs with this recommendation and will update positions as
part of the process described in para 14.
56. Informal Recommendation 33: Embassy Abuja should update the
mission's cellular telephone policy to reflect the requirements of
Department regulations and redistribute it throughout the mission.
Post concurs with this recommendation and is writing a new cellular
57. Informal Recommendation 34: Embassy Abuja should develop a
checklist of sponsor duties and responsibilities and monitor that
duties are completed.
Post concurs with this recommendation and once the new CLOs are
onboard, they will be requested to compose a checklist for sponsors
58. Informal Recommendation 35: Embassy Abuja should establish an
advisory board in Lagos with officers who are single or childless to
provide events ideas that appeal to them.
Post concurs with the recommendation. A new CLO has recently been
hired in Lagos, and has been requested to take action on this
59. Informal Recommendation 36: Embassy Abuja should maintain a file
the disposal records of controlled medication.
Post concurs with this recommendation. Disposal records of
controlled medications are now being maintained.
60. Informal Recommendation 37: Embassy Abuja should prepare a
memorandum of understand with the regional psychiatrist based in
Ghana to establish a schedule for recurrent consultations visits.
Post concurs with this recommendation, and has raised this issued
with the Regional Medical Officer in Pretoria, who has referred it
to M/MED, which will discuss with OIG.