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Reduce Undelivered Orders Backlog

Description: Work to improve internal funding controls by implementing the Monitoring of Undelivered Orders (UDO) policy. This includes properly reporting obligation balances, certifying the validity of obligated documents, making funds available that otherwise would not be used, and reducing the risk or misuse and theft of funds.

Accomplishment: OMO significantly exceeded the 25% reduction target for this project by reducing CDRH’s total dollar backlog of UDOs through FY 2010 by over 60%. By taking a proactive approach to tracking and monitoring the UDO backlog and effective coordination throughout the Center, CDRH made significant progress in reducing the UDO backlog and ensuring sound financial oversight. CDRH’s work in reducing the UDO backlog led to other efforts in improving internal accounting and administrative controls, such as focusing on resolving discrepancies that exist between financial systems.

Milestone DescriptionMilestone DateMilestone StatusMilestone Completion Date

A. Establish an internal tracking system to document and maintain evidence of UDO reviews.


Completed 1/30/2012

B. Reduce the CDRH prior year backlog by 25%.


Completed 9/30/2012

C. Review and validate all current year obligations for accuracy to ensure obligations are not under or overstated, and take corrective action where necessary.


Completed 9/30/2012

Key Projects Legend

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CompletedMilestone and/or overall project is completed.
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On HoldMilestone - On hold, but deadline for completion has not passed. Quarter status - Project is on hold, based on overall milestone status.
DelayedMilestone - Delayed as it has not been completed and deadline has passed. Quarter status - Project is delayed based on overall milestone status.


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