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Report Summary
Department of Natural Resources
Federal Compliance Audit

 

Financial Audit Division Report 10-05 Released March 4, 2010

Conclusion

The Department of Natural Resources resolved five of six fiscal year 2008 audit findings and partially resolved the other finding. However, the draft Schedule of Expenditures of Federal Awards for the Fish and Wildlife Cluster in fiscal year 2009 contained errors.

Findings

  • Prior Finding Partially Resolved: The Department of Natural Resources did not fully implement its internal controls over compliance with federal program requirements.
  • The fiscal year 2009 draft Schedule of Expenditures of Federal Awards for the Fish and Wildlife Cluster overstated expenditures by $4.4 million.

Audit Objective and Scope

  • The objective of our audit was to determine the status of fiscal year 2008 audit findings related to the Department of Natural Resources’ federal assistance programs and to verify the accuracy of the department’s Schedule of Expenditures of Federal Awards for the Fish and Wildlife Cluster for fiscal year 2009.
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