The information on the Department's follow-up on audit recommendations covers 2005. It includes information on the status of recommendations more than one year old without fi nal management decisions, and the dollar value of those reports in which funds could be put to better use or costs could be disallowed.
During 2005, the Department of State tracked 19 audit reports that were more than one year old and included a total of 60 recommendations in which final action was not taken, which would have brought closure to the reports. These audits contain over $2,070,718 in disallowed costs and funds put to better use. The Department is working to bring closure to the 19 audits and recognizes that the follow-up actions and compliance to the recommendations are essential to improving the effectiveness and efficiency of program operations.
|Program Area||Number of Audit
|Property Management and Procurement||2||5|
|Contracts and Grants|| 5
On October 1, 2004, there were no audits with recommendations to put funds to better use. One audit was completed during the year with disallowed costs of $1,800,000. The balance on September 30, 2005 was $1,800,000.
On October 1, 2004, there was one audit with management decision on which final action had not been taken with a dollar value of disallowed costs totaling $110,851. During the year, two audits were completed that included disallowed costs of $159,867. Therefore, the resulting balance on September 30, 2005 was $270,718.
|Number of Audit Reports Identifying Amount of Funds Put to Better Use||Amount of Funds
Put to Better Use
|Number of Audit Reports Identifying Disallowed Costs||Disallowed|