We queried and downloaded 60 single audit reports prepared by non-Federal auditors and submitted to the Federal Audit Clearinghouse between January 1, 2022, and March 31, 2022, 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 eight grantees that require prompt action from DOT’s Operating Administrations (OA). The auditors also identified questioned costs totaling $3,534,794 for three grantees. Of this amount, $3,459,757 was related to the Sangamon Mass Transit District and $24,763 related to the COVID-19 Airport Improvement Program for the Commonwealth Ports Authority of the Northern Mariana Islands.
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 $3,534,794, if applicable.
Closed on 09.07.2023
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 $3,534,794, if applicable.