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Office of the Legislative Auditor - Financial Audit Division

Report Summary
Department of Public Safety
Federal Compliance Audit


Financial Audit Division Report 09-11 Released March 26, 2009


The Department of Public Safety generally complied with and had controls to ensure compliance with certain provisions of laws, regulations, contracts, and grants applicable to its major federal programs for fiscal year 2008. However, the department had some weaknesses as noted in the five findings presented in this report.

Key Findings

  • The Department of Public Safety did not identify, analyze, and document their internal controls over compliance with federal single audit requirements.
  • Prior Finding Not Resolved: The Department of Public Safety erroneously included expenditures in the schedule of federal expenditures for the Disaster Recovery Public Assistance Program (CFDA 97.036).
  • The Homeland Security and Emergency Management Division inappropriately allocated a severance payment for the Disaster Recovery Public Assistance Program (CFDA 97.036).

Audit Scope

Programs material to the State of Minnesota’s federal program compliance for fiscal year 2008.

  • Disaster Recovery Public Assistance Program, CFDA 97.036, with total fiscal year 2008 federal expenditures of $22,503,340

More Information

Office of the Legislative Auditor, Room 140, 658 Cedar St., St. Paul, MN 55155 : or 651‑296‑4708