What We Looked At
We queried and downloaded 74 single audit reports prepared by non-Federal auditors and submitted to the Federal Audit Clearinghouse between July 1, 2022, and September 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 17 incidents of significant noncompliance with Federal guidelines related to 13 grantees that require prompt action from DOT’s Operating Administrations (OA). Seven of these were repeat findings related to six grantees. The auditors also identified questioned costs totaling $3,546,767 for four grantees. Of this amount, $1,250,359 was related to the State of Rhode Island, and $1,350,319 was related to the Capital Area Transit System Baton Rouge, LA. Additionally, we identified nonmonetary findings that caused qualified opinions for the Chippewa Cree Tribe, the Government of Guam, the State of Illinois, the Klawock Cooperative Association, the City of Creswell, OR, and the Commonwealth Ports Authority of the Northern Marina Islands.
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 $3,546,767, if applicable.