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Report Summary
Councils on:
Chicano/Latino People
Asian-Pacific Minnesotans
Black Minnesotans
Indian Affairs
Financial Review Audit

 

Financial Audit Division Report 13-16 Released July 11, 2013

Conclusion

Based on our analysis of financial activity of the Council on Asian-Pacific Minnesotans, Council on Black Minnesotans, Council on Affairs of Chicano/Latino People, and Indian Affairs Council, we concluded there is not a need for full-scope audits at this time.

Objective and Scope

The objective of this financial review was to determine whether the types and amounts of financial transactions recorded on the state’s accounting system from July 1, 2011, through April 15, 2013, by the Council on Asian-Pacific Minnesotans, the Council on Black Minnesotans, the Council on Affairs of Chicano/Latino People, and the Indian Affairs Council indicated a need for full-scope audits.

Background

State statutes created the Council on Asian-Pacific Minnesotans, the Council on Black Minnesotans, the Council on Affairs of Chicano/Latino People, and the Indian Affairs Council to serve as advisors to the Governor and Legislature on various issues impacting the groups they represent throughout the state. The councils’ financial activities consisted primarily of employee payroll and rent, but the Council on Black Minnesotans and the Indian Affairs Council also had significant expenditures for professional/technical contracts, and the Indian Affairs Council also had significant grant expenditures.

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