Contract Policy - Recommendations, Suggestions, and Commendations


Recommendations – based on observations of non-compliance to regulation/policy, systemic deficiencies that have associated risk or are cause for concern. Within 60 days from the date of the report, ODAs are required to submit a Corrective Action Plan (CAP) to be approved. Organizations should report the status of implementation and updates to the POA&M to the PMR Program Manager. If an organization implements a recommendation before it submits its CAP, a report on that recommendation is not required.

Suggestions – made for areas where greater efficiencies could be, but no serious deficiencies noted. Typically associated with subjects in internal policy or procedure that are not related to regulation. ODAs should consider implementing suggestions, but are not required to report plans or progress.

Commendations – observations considered best business practices or other efforts resulting in improvements to the ODA’s operations, collaboration/teaming, work environment, quality of life, etc.