|Financial Audit Division Report 05-27||Released May 12, 2005|
The Office of Environmental Assistance’s (OEA) accounting procedures helped ensure that its financial transactions were accurately recorded in the accounting records and complied with management’s authorization. However, we identified the following concerns.
OEA’s mission is to protect Minnesota’s environment through waste prevention and resource conservation. OEA is a nonregulatory agency that works to improve the environment through partnerships, technology transfer, technical assistance, education, research, and matching grants.
OEA received an appropriation of about $23.4 million in fiscal year 2004. It spent about $5.3 million on payroll and administrative expenditures and about $17.7 million on environmental assistance grants.