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CBP Did Not Effectively Plan and Manage Employee Housing in Ajo, Arizona (Revised) (

Executive Summary

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) secures our Nation’s borders and facilitates lawful international trade and travel while enforcing Federal laws and regulations. To accomplish its mission, CBP often stations officers and agents in remote areas of the country without adequate housing options. In 2008, CBP identified a need for employee housing along the southwest border, particularly in Arizona and Texas, given the remoteness and limited housing market. CBP began planning the construction of employee housing in Ajo, Arizona, in 2008 and completed construction in late 2012. We conducted this audit to determine whether CBP followed good business practices in planning and managing employee housing in Ajo, Arizona.

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