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Report Summary
Department of Transportation


Financial Audit Division Report 04-34 Released August 26, 2004

Key Conclusions:

The Minnesota Department of Transportation’s (MnDOT) professional and technical service expenditures were accurately recorded and complied with applicable legal provisions and management’s authorization. However, we noted some concerns with the MnDOT central office’s management of permanently assigned state vehicles.

Key Findings:

  • MnDOT’s central office did not establish appropriate controls over the use of permanently assigned vehicles.
  • MnDOT did not effectively use its internal financial systems to ensure compliance with federal regulations and state policies governing use of permanently assigned vehicles.
The audit report contained 4 audit findings relating to internal control and legal compliance.
   Audit Scope:

Audit Period:
Fiscal Years 2001-2003

Selected Audit Areas:
MnDOT Central Office:

  • Professional and technical service expenditures
  • Use of state light weight vehicles

Agency Background:

The department’s mission is to improve access to markets, jobs, goods and services, and improve mobility by focusing on priority transportation improvements and investments that help Minnesotans travel safer, smarter, and more efficiently.

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