February 9, 2022
Summary Report on Significant Single Audit Findings Impacting DOT Programs for the 3-Month Period Ending December 31, 2021
What We Looked At
We queried and downloaded 56 single audit reports prepared by non-Federal auditors and submitted to the Federal Audit Clearinghouse between October 1, 2021 and December 31, 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 12 grantees that require prompt action from DOT’s Operating Administrations (OA). The auditors also identified questioned costs totaling $5,409,880 for five grantees. Of this amount, $2.8 million was related to the Crow Tribes of Indians and $2.4 million to the Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation.
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 $5,409,880, if applicable.