August 31, 2021
Summary Report on Significant Single Audit Findings Impacting DOT Programs for the 3-Month Period Ending June 30, 2021
What We Looked At
We queried and downloaded 70 single audit reports prepared by non-Federal auditors and submitted to the Federal Audit Clearinghouse between April 1, 2021 and June 30, 2021. We used the reports to identify significant findings related to programs directly funded by the Department of Transportation (DOT).
What We Found
The reports contained a range of findings that impacted DOT programs. The auditors reported significant noncompliance with Federal guidelines related to 13 grantees that require prompt action from DOT’s Operating Administrations (OA). The auditors also identified questioned costs totaling $32,153,264 for eight grantees. Of this amount, $31.2 million was related to Amtrak and $212,788 to COVID-19 Formula Grants for the Rural Areas Program.
We recommend that DOT coordinate with the impacted OAs to develop a corrective action plan to resolve and close the findings identified in this report. We also recommend that DOT determine the allowability of the questioned transactions and recover $32,153,264, if applicable.