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Report Summary
Department of Education
Federal Compliance Audit


Financial Audit Division Report 12-04 Released March 23, 2012


The Department of Education generally complied with and had controls to ensure compliance with provisions of laws, regulations, contracts, and grants applicable to the federal programs we audited for fiscal year 2011. However, the department had weaknesses as noted in the two findings presented in this report. The department fully resolved one of three fiscal year 2010 findings.

Audit Findings

  • Prior Finding Not Resolved: The Department of Education did not identify, analyze, and document its internal controls over compliance with federal single audit requirements.
  • Prior Finding Partially Resolved: The Department of Education did not comply with federal subrecipient monitoring and notification requirements for some of its major federal programs.

Audit Scope

Programs material to the State of Minnesota’s federal program compliance for fiscal year 2011:

  Program TitleCFDA
  Child Nutrition Cluster10.553, 10.555, 10.556, and 10.559
  Child and Adult Care Food10.558
  Title 1 Cluster – Grants to Local Education Agencies84.010 and 84.389A
  Special Education Cluster84.027 and 84.173
  Improving Teacher Quality State Grants84.367
  Education Jobs Fund84.410A

More Information

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