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Report Summary
Minnesota Board on Aging


Financial Audit Division Report 05-46 Released August 18, 2005

Key Findings:

  • Staff assigned to the Minnesota Board on Aging did not comply with certain reporting requirements for the federal aging grant programs. They did not complete a required report and were unable to provide documentation to support the amounts on two other federal reports.
  • The staff did not review certain payroll reports to confirm that payroll transactions were entered correctly.
  • The staff did not follow applicable legal provisions and policies for some administrative purchases. They allowed one contractor to begin working before the contract was signed. They also did not approve some invoices before they were paid.
The report contained four findings related to internal control and legal compliance.

Audit Scope:

Audit Period:
July 1, 2001, to June 30, 2005

Programs Audited:
  • Federal Aging Grants
  • Payroll Expenditures
  • Administrative Expenditures

Agency Background:

The Minnesota Board on Aging was established in 1956 as the Governor’s Council on Aging. The board consists of 25 members. The board’s mission is to represent the needs and interests of older Minnesotans to the Governor, Legislature, state agencies, and others in Minnesota and to administer the Older Americans Act and state programs to meet the needs and support the independence of older persons in the state. The board is staffed by the Department of Human Services’ employees.


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