We queried and downloaded 90 single audit reports prepared by non-Federal auditors and submitted to the Federal Audit Clearinghouse between April 1, 2022, and June 30, 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 19 incidents of significant noncompliance with Federal guidelines related to 12 grantees that require prompt action from DOT’s Operating Administrations (OA). Eight of these were repeat findings related to six grantees. The auditors also identified questioned costs totaling $7,148,093 for five grantees. Of this amount, $6,568,036 was related to the Pit River Tribe.
We recommend that DOT coordinate with the impacted OAs to develop corrective action plans to resolve and close the current and repeat findings identified in this report. We also recommend that DOT determine the allowability of the questioned transactions and recover $7,148,093, if applicable.