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Office of the Legislative Auditor - Financial Audit Division

Report Summary
Department of Military Affairs


Financial Audit Division Report 04-25 Released June 10, 2004

Key Conclusions:

  • The department processed transactions in accordance with state guidelines and its cooperative agreement with the federal government. In addition, it properly controlled the financing related to state emergency executive orders. However, we identified a concern regarding compliance with travel guidelines.

Key Finding:

  • The department reimbursed one employee at an improper rate resulting in the employee receiving $856 more than allowed for mileage reimbursement.

The audit report contained two findings relating to internal control and legal compliance. The department resolved all findings included in our prior audit report.
   Audit Scope:

Audit Period:
Fiscal Years 2001 – 2003

Selected Audit Areas:
  • Financial Management
  • Employee Payroll
  • Travel
  • Rent and Utilities
  • Repair and Maintenance
  • Supplies and Equipment
  • Tuition Reimbursement

Agency Background:

The Department of Military Affairs consists of the military forces of the state of Minnesota, the Office of the Adjutant General, civilians employed for administrative and maintenance services, and state owned military installations. The department’s total state budget is about $36 million. The state budget is funded primarily through cooperative agreements with the federal government, which reimburses the state between 60 and 75 percent of allowable charges. The federal government provides additional direct funding for other military operations in the state, such as Camp Ripley operations.

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