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Report Summary
Department of Transportation
Federal Compliance Audit


Financial Audit Division Report 09-13 Released March 26, 2009


The Department of Transportation 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 a control deficiency over the preparation of its Schedule of Expenditures of Federal Awards.

The department’s Office of Audit reported additional findings in its separately issued report dated January 23, 2009, and our report should be read in conjunction with their report. (The Department of Transportation Office of Audit Report 09-800-71).


The Department of Transportation did not reconcile expenditures reported to the federal government for the Highway Planning and Construction Program (CFDA 20.205) to the expenditures recorded in the state’s accounting system.

Other Program Findings

The Department of Transportation’s Office of Audit separately reported other federal program findings and questioned costs in Report 09-800-71 dated January 23, 2009. Findings included weaknesses in materials control and cash management procedures and noncompliance with environmental requirements.

Audit Objective and Scope

To determine whether the Department of Transportation complied with program requirements in its administration of the following federal programs for fiscal year 2008:

  • CFDA  Program
    20.106   Airport Improvement
    20.205  Highway Planning and Construction
    20.500  Federal Transit- Capital Investment Grants

More Information

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