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Report Summary
Department of Public Safety
Federal Compliance Audit


Financial Audit Division Report 14-07 Released March 7, 2014


The Department of Public Safety did not fully resolve a prior audit issue identified in the fiscal year 2012 audit of the department’s compliance requirements applicable to a major federal program it had in fiscal year 2012, as noted in the finding presented in this report.1

Audit Finding

  • The Department of Public Safety did not adequately notify its subrecipients about federal grant information and requirements. This is a repeat finding.

Audit Scope

Our scope was limited to determining whether the Department of Public Safety resolved the weakness identified in fiscal year 2012 in the Disaster Grants – Public Assistance program (CFDA2 97.036). In fiscal year 2012, this program was a major federal program for the State of Minnesota. Because the program’s fiscal year 2013 expenditures, totaling about $28.7 million, did not exceed the state’s $30 million major program threshold, we did not test the department’s compliance with other applicable federal requirements as part of our 2013 federal Single Audit.


1Office of the Legislative Auditor’s Financial Audit Division, Report 13-11, Department of Public Safety Federal Compliance Audit, issued June 20, 2013.
2The Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) is a unique number assigned by the federal government to identify its programs.

More Information

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