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Date

Summary Report on Significant Single Audit Findings Impacting DOT Programs for the 3-Month Period Ending June 30, 2023

Requested By
Self-Initiated
Project ID
SA2023041
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What We Looked At
We queried and downloaded 93 single audit reports prepared by non-Federal auditors and submitted to the Federal Audit Clearinghouse between April 1, 2023, and June 30, 2023, 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 26 incidents of significant noncompliance with Federal guidelines related to 18 grantees that require prompt action from DOT’s Operating Administrations (OA). Of the 26 significant findings, 13 were repeat findings related to 8 grantees. The auditors also identified questioned costs totaling $2,892,004 for five grantees. Of this amount, $2,550,676 was related to the Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation, Nespelem, WA. Additionally, we identified nonmonetary repeat findings that caused a qualified opinion for the Hydaburg Cooperative Association, Hydaburg, AK, the City of Fairburn, Fairburn, GA, and the Yankton Sioux Tribe, Wagner, SD.

Recommendations
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 $2,892,004, if applicable.

 

Recommendations

Closed on
No. 1 to OST
Coordinate with impacted OAs to develop a corrective action plan to resolve and close the findings highlighted in this report.
$2,892,004
No. 2 to OST
Determine the allowability of the questioned transactions and recover $2,892,004, if applicable.