|Financial Audit Division Report 09-22||Released June 12, 2009|
The Office of the Governor’s internal controls were generally adequate to ensure that it safeguarded assets, produced reliable financial information, and complied with finance-related legal requirements. However, the office had some control weaknesses related to its receipts process, travel expenditures, and fixed assets. For the items tested, the Office of the Governor generally complied with finance-related legal requirements applicable to its financial activities. However, we found some instances of noncompliance related to travel expenditures and fixed assets.
||January 1, 2007, through January 31, 2009|
The Office of the Governor includes the Governor, Lieutenant Governor, and their employees. The duties and authority of the Governor and Lieutenant Governor are stated in Article V of the Minnesota Constitution and various statutes. The office is funded through an appropriation from the General Fund and employs approximately 40 people. In addition, the office obtains staff assistance from several state agencies.