The information on the Department's follow-up on audit recommendations covers FY 2006. It includes information on the status of recommendations more than one year old without final management decisions as of September 30, 2006. It also includes the dollar value of resolved recommendations in which funds could be put to better use or "questioned costs," as of September 30, 2006.
As of September 30, 2006 there were 22 audit reports that had 47 recommendations resolved without final management decisions that were more than one year old.
|Program Area||Number of Audit
|Property Management and Procurement||2||4|
|Contracts and Grants|| 5
Funds Put to Better Use. On October 1, 2005, there were two (2) audit reports with resolved recommendations to put $23,549,000 of funds to better use:
Two (2) audit reports were issued during FY 2006 with recommendations for "better used funds" that were resolved without management decision totaling $9,701,783. One (AUD/PP-06-08) of the two audit reports with a $1.1 Million recommendation was implemented and closed during FY 2006.
Therefore the balance of open recommendations related to "funds put to better use" at the end of FY 2006 was $8,601,783.
Questioned Costs. On October 1, 2005, there were seven (7) audits with resolved recommendations with questioned costs valued at $3,746,953.During the year, four (4) audits were issued that had $2,245,871 of questioned cost recommendations that also were resolved without management decision on 9/30/06.
During FY 2006, management made final decisions and disallowed $538,278 (related to 4 of the 11 reports) and allowed $2,296,415 (related to 2 of the 11 reports). Therefore the balance of open recommendations related to "questioned costs" at the end of FY 2006 was $3,158,131.
|Number of Audit Reports
|Number of Audit
|Dollar Value |
|Beginning Balance 10/1/05||2||$23,549,000||7||$3,746,953|
|Issued during FY 2006||2||+$9,701,783||4||+$2,245,871|
|Implemented Actions During FY 2006 by Department||3
|Outstanding Ending Balance 9/30/06||1