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Minnesota Indian Affairs Council

Financial Audit Division Report 05-53 Released November 3, 2005

Overall Conclusion:

Except for the findings noted below, the Minnesota Indian Affairs Council’s internal controls were adequate, and the council complied with material finance-related legal provisions.

Findings:

  • The council did not formalize an agreement for services received from an employee of another state agency.
  • The council did not consistently follow state purchasing guidelines.
The report contained two findings related to internal control and legal compliance.
   Audit Scope:

Audit Period:
July 1, 2001, through June 30, 2005

Programs Audited:
  • Payroll
  • Equipment Purchases
  • Travel Expenditures

Agency Background:

The Minnesota Indian Affairs Council strives to protect the sovereignty of the state’s 11 tribes. The council also works to ensure the well being of American Indian citizens throughout the state.

The council receives its funding primarily from General Fund appropriations.

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