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State of Ohio Single Audit Released
Columbus – The annual review of the state’s federal financial assistance programs for FY 2015 was released today by Auditor of State Dave Yost.
The audit identified 34 findings involving 11 agencies, including federal questioned costs totaling $8.02 million. Amounts could not be determined for one questioned cost finding. Questioned costs are expenditures of federal funds that lack necessary documentation, violate federal law or are determined to be unreasonable expenses.
Federal law requires an annual audit of the state’s federal financial assistance programs. In FY 2015, the state administered 339 federal programs from 23 federal agencies with total federal expenditures of $26.6 billion.
The table below summarizes the number of audit findings by agency:
|Ohio Department of Job & Family Services||12|
|Ohio Department of Education||10|
|Ohio Department of Medicaid||3|
|Ohio Office of Budget and Management||2|
|Ohio Department of Veterans Services||1|
|Ohio Development Services Agency||1|
|Ohio Department of Developmental Disabilities||1|
|Ohio Department of Mental Health & Addiction Services||1|
|Ohio Department of Transportation||1|
|Ohio Environmental Protection Agency||1|
|Ohio Retirement Study Council*||1|
* Not considered a Generally Accepted Government Auditing Standards or federal finding but requires reporting under Auditor of State policy for reporting ORC 117.28 finding for recovery.
The Auditor of State’s office, one of five independently elected statewide offices in Ohio, is responsible for auditing more than 5,800 state and local government agencies. Under the direction of Auditor Dave Yost, the office also provides financial services to local governments, investigates and prevents fraud in public agencies and promotes transparency in government.
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