Government Accountability Audit September 2010
Review of the state’s use of Recovery Act funds and its experience reporting Recovery Act expenditures and results to federal agencies under Office of Management and Budget (OMB) guidance. Review of the State Energy Program (SEP) and the Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant (EECBG) program, both managed by the Department of Energy (DOE).
» Findings: no issues. Audit report available here.
Department of Energy Office of Inspector General -EECBG program February 2011
The purpose of this audit is to identify program fraud, waste, or abuse and provide performance feedback of the Department of Energy’s program management.
» Findings: Draft report: Not yet recieved.
Weatherization Assistance Program Performance Audit by the Office of the State Auditor, October 2010
Review the State’s administration of the Weatherization Program for compliance with federal and state laws, regulations, and federal grant requirements, including those requirements set forth by the federal Single Audit Act.
» Findings: Ten recommendations agreed to and addressed by CEO. A follow-up audit, performed by DOE contractor, KPMG, is underway and is scheduled for completion by the end of the calendar year. Audit report available here.
Scheduled SEP ARRA Audit
CEO’s SEP ARRA program expenditures for FY11 appear to have triggered an automatic state audit. The expenditures were just over $27mm, which is the audit threshold. KPMG audit findings will be available in early 2012.
Department of Energy Monitoring Visits
DOE conducts regular, on-site monitoring visits. Generally, grants are monitored annually. For ARRA grants, DOE increased the frequency of monitoring visits to quarterly for SEP and Weatherization. The last DOE monitoring visits took place in September 2011.
Governor’s Office GEO Program Audit Request
The Governor’s Office notified the Office of State Auditor on October 27, 2011, of our intent to request an audit of CEO programs. The anticipated focus will be on programs and/or funds not covered by other ongoing audits.