Key Audit Findings - Department of Human Services:
- The department did not document salaries charged to some federal programs.
- The department did not comply with federal cash management requirements
when it made cash advances to subrecipients in one program.
- The department overpaid some Consolidated Chemical Dependency Treatment
Fund providers. As of October 2004, it had identified about $253,000
- The department did not adequately document certain eligibility criteria for
some participants in the federal State Children’s Health Insurance
Key Audit Finding - Selected County Human Services Offices:
- The counties did not adequately monitor high-risk eligibility override transactions
(Anoka, Dakota, Hennepin, Ramsey, and Saint Louis counties).
|The audit report contained six audit findings addressed to the Department of
Human Services relating to internal control and legal compliance. One finding
was repeated from the prior report. The report also contained a total of nine
audit findings addressed to five county human services offices.
- Programs material to the State of Minnesota's fiscal year
2004 financial statements.
- Internal control and compliance over twelve federally funded programs.
- Testing of recipient eligibility at selected county human services offices.
The Department of Human Services is responsible for administering the state’s
public assistance programs, including Medical Assistance, Temporary Assistance
for Needy Families, and Food Stamps. It also manages many other social services
programs, including substance abuse, foster care, child care, and child support
enforcement. Its annual expenditures exceed $8 billion. County human service
offices determine eligibility for the state’s public assistance programs.