We queried and downloaded 75 single audit reports prepared by non-Federal auditors and submitted to the Federal Audit Clearinghouse between July 1, 2021 and September 30, 2021, to identify significant findings related to programs directly funded by the Department of Transportation (DOT).
What We Found
We found that reports contained a range of findings that impacted DOT programs. The auditors reported significant noncompliance with Federal guidelines related to 16 grantees that require prompt action from DOT’s Operating Administrations (OA). The auditors also identified questioned costs totaling $9,236,974 for five grantees. Of this amount, $44,115 was related to COVID-19 formula grants for the Federal Aviation Administration’s CARES Act Airport Grant Agreement 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 $9,236,974, if applicable.
No. 1 to OST
Coordinate with impacted OAs to develop a corrective action plan to resolve and close the findings highlighted in this report.
No. 2 to OST
Determine the allowability of the questioned transactions and recover $ 9,211,974, if applicable.