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Office of the Legislative Auditor - Financial Audit Division

Report Summary
Department of Natural Resources
Federal Compliance Audit


Financial Audit Division Report 16-10 Released March 24, 2016


The Department of Natural Resources generally complied with and had controls to ensure compliance with certain provisions of laws, regulations, contracts, and grants applicable to major federal programs for fiscal year 2015. However, the department had some noncompliance, as noted in the finding presented in this report.

Audit Finding

The Department of Natural Resources did not have adequate controls to ensure its employees certified the accuracy of employee payroll time reporting.

Audit Scope

  • Our scope included programs in the Fish and Wildlife Cluster, which were major federal programs for the State of Minnesota for fiscal year 2015. The department had about $30 million in program expenditures.

More Information

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