Officials with the Department of Commerce (DOC) Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA) are negotiating with divisions within the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) to improve its processes for monitoring cooperative agreements in the MBDA Business Center (MBC) program, in response to a recent audit by the DOC Office of Inspector General (OIG).
Officials within the Department of the Interior (DOI) plan to increase training for DOI program managers and grant recipients to help them comply with the Office of Management and Budget’s uniform guidance provision on real property reporting (§200.329) concerning land purchased with federal grant funds, in response to a recent DOI Office of Inspector General (OIG) audit recommendation.
The Louisiana Department of Health (LDH) plans to implement a new system statewide next year to enable its staff to better monitor Medicaid home health providers and potentially reduce improper payments, in response to recent recommendations in a follow-up audit conducted by the Louisiana Legislative Auditor.
Nonfederal entities that have a single audit performed under Subpart F of the Office of Management and Budget’s (OMB) uniform grant guidance may not allow their auditor to prepare their summary schedule of prior audit findings or a corrective action plan for the current-year audit findings, OMB explained in its recently revised Frequently Asked Questions addressing provisions in the uniform guidance.
Government Accountability Office (GAO) officials over the next several months plan to review the more than 90 public comments that GAO received in reference to its exposure draft of proposed revisions to the Government Auditing Standards (GAGAS), also known as the Yellow Book.