The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) fleet charge card program is the transaction record system for the vehicles and equipment used to support USDA’s missions, including food safety inspections, agricultural research, fire suppression, and law enforcement.
The Office of Inspector General (OIG) found that the Office of Procurement and Property Management (OPPM) did not adequately structure the Department’s fleet charge card program or provide USDA agencies with sufficient guidance to administer it.
Lack of oversight led USDA to retain cars that were potentially unnecessary. OIG identified 1,133 vehicles with no fleet card transactions and 5,703 vehicles with less than 5,000 miles driven within 1 year. OIG identified $6.2 million in potential savings.