The Minnesota Partnership for Action Against Tobacco (MPAAT) established policies and procedures consistent with the intent of the court-approved plan of administration, its articles of incorporation, and its bylaws. It also operated within available resources and in compliance with its authorized budget. MPAAT properly recorded its financial activities on the accounting system.
Key Findings and Recommendations:
The Minnesota Partnership for Action Against Tobacco was incorporated as a Minnesota non-profit corporation on September 21, 1998, under Minn. Stat. Chapter 317A. MPAAT was created with a limited 25-year life. Its mission is to reduce the harm that tobacco causes the people of Minnesota. MPAAT is under the direction of a 21-member board of directors. MPAAT's operations are funded through the tobacco settlement and associated investment earnings. MPAAT's goal within its 25-year life is to transform the social environment through intervention and research to reduce tobacco use in Minnesota to less than ten percent by the year 2023.
Financial Related Audit Reports address internal control weaknesses and noncompliance issues found during our audits of state departments, agencies, and other entities for which we have audit jurisdiction. The scope of our audit work at the Minnesota Partnership for Action Against Tobacco included financial management, investments, grants, payroll, and other administrative expenditures.