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Office of the Legislative Auditor - Financial Audit Division

Report Summary

Financial Audit

Bureau of Mediation Services

Three Fiscal Years Ended June 30, 1999

Overall Conclusion:

The Bureau of Mediation Services properly safeguarded assets, accurately recorded receipts and expenditures in the state's accounting and payroll systems, and was in compliance with applicable finance-related legal provisions and policies. The audit report contained no findings or recommendations for improvement.

Agency Background:

The Bureau of Mediation Services, established pursuant to Minn. Stat. Section 179.02, attempts to maintain constructive labor-management relationships in the state's public, nonprofit, and private sectors. It received annual appropriations of $1,823,000, $2,061,000, and $2,074,000 for fiscal years 1997, 1998, and 1999, respectively.

The Bureau employs 23 staff and has been under the leadership of Commissioner Lance Teachworth since 1994.

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 Bureau of Mediation Services included payroll, administrative and grant expenditures, and interagency revenues.

Office of the Legislative Auditor, Room 140, 658 Cedar St., St. Paul, MN 55155 : or 651‑296‑4708