- The department’s controls over payroll were adequate. However, the department did not comply with certain purchasing and travel requirements.
- The department did not prepare and sign purchase orders before buying some
supplies and equipment.
- Some employees’ expense reimbursement requests did not include
all required documentation, such as original receipts.
- The department did not code some disbursement transactions correctly
in the state’s accounting records.
|The audit report contained three audit findings relating to internal control
and legal compliance. The department did not resolve the finding included in
our prior audit report, and we have repeated it in this report.
Selected Audit Areas:
Fiscal Years 2002 through 2004
- Payroll Expenditures
- Rent Expenditures
- Supplies and Equipment
- Travel Expenditures
- Federal and Private Grant Revenues
The Department of Human Rights was
established by the Legislature in 1967 to enforce and administer the Minnesota
Human Rights Act. The department’s
primary mission is to investigate and resolve charges of discrimination
as set forth in Minnesota Statutes 363A. The department received a
General Fund appropriation of $3.5 million for fiscal year 2004.