ERIC Number: ED203054
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Nov-6
Reference Count: 0
More--and Better--Audits Needed for CETA Grant Recipients. Report to the Congress by the Comptroller General of the United States.
Comptroller General of the U.S., Washington, DC.
The Department of Labor has fallen far short of requirements of auditing all organizations receiving Comprehensive Employment and Training Act (CETA) funds every two years. Overall, fewer than half the required audits have been performed, the principal reason being a lack of audit resources. An evaluation of three of ten regional offices responsible for auditing prime sponsors showed significant variance in the extent to which they accomplish required audits. The Department of Labor's difficulty in controlling the audit process stems from a shortage of audit staff. Many of the audits performed did not meet applicable audit standards. Audits accomplished under the CETA program were reviewed to evaluate quality and thoroughness of work performed. Audits were found (1) not always to be timely, (2) not to cover subsponsor activities, and (3) not to have all the characteristics of an acceptable quality audit. (Chapter 4 presents conclusions, recommendations, and agency comments on draft report and evaluation. The Department of Labor's comments on the draft are appended.) (YLB)
Descriptors: Adults, Career Education, Employment Programs, Expenditures, Federal Aid, Federal Legislation, Federal Programs, Inspection, Quality Control
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Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Comptroller General of the U.S., Washington, DC.
Identifiers: Audits; Comprehensive Employment and Training Act