|Financial Audit Division Report 08-33||Released November 26, 2008|
Generally, the Minnesota Veterans Home Board (the board) accurately recorded its financial activities in the state’s accounting systems and accurately paid employees and vendors in accordance with management’s authorizations. However, the board did not sufficiently review certain payroll and travel expense reimbursements and did not actively monitor its fixed assets.
For the items we tested, the board generally complied with finance-related legal requirements over its financial activities. However, the board did not comply with certain requirements related to some travel and overtime payments.
Fiscal Years 2005 through 2008
(July 1, 2004, through June 30, 2008)
The Minnesota Veterans Home Board provided management oversight for the operations of the five veterans homes in Minnesota. The board consisted of nine members appointed by the Governor and included representatives from the health care field and veterans organizations. In November 2007, the Governor abolished the board and transferred its responsibilities to the Minnesota Department of Veterans Affairs. In fiscal year 2007, the last complete fiscal year the board operated, it spent about $950,000 for payroll costs and $460,000 for other administrative costs.