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Financial Audit Report


Office of the Secretary of State

Two Calendar Years Ended December 31, 2000


Overall Conclusion:

The Office of the Secretary of State properly safeguarded assets and accurately recorded receipts and expenditures in the state's accounting and payroll systems. The office was in compliance with applicable finance-related legal provisions and policies.

Agency Background:

The Office of the Secretary of State operates pursuant to Minn. Stat. Chapter 5. The Secretary of State serves in several capacities: the chief election official of the State of Minnesota, the keeper of the state seal, and administrator of the open appointments process.

Financial Audit Reports address internal control weaknesses and noncompliance issues found during our audits of state departments and agencies. The scope of our audit work at the Office of the Secretary of State included revenues, refunds, payroll, and other administrative expenditures for the period from January 1, 1999, through December 31, 2000.

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