@QNP~WOLLPR GENERAL OF TtdE UNITED SPATES WASHINGTON. D.C. 20585 B-114800 Dear Mr. Chairman: The General Accounting Office has made an audit of the financial transactions charged to the appropriations for sal- aries and expenses for the Joint Committee on Atomic Energy during the fiscal years ended June 30, 1969 and 1970. Our audit was made pursuant to the request of the Executive Di- rector of the Joint Committee dated February 24, 1971. Our audit included a review of the accounting records and procedures, an examination of paid vouchers, and a veri- fication of the petty cash fund. During our review, we ob- served that the financial transactions had been carried out in accordance with procedures prescribed by the Secretary of the Senate and the Senate Committee on Rules and Administration and that the accounting records had been properly and accu- rately maintained. GENERAL COMMENTS The staff activities of the Joint Committee are financed from a specific item for salaries and expenses of the Joint Committee on Atomic Energy in the annual appropriations for contingent expenses of the Senate. A statement showing the disbursements from appropriations available and the undis- bursed balances at June 30, 1970, is presented as schedule 1. As customary with appropriations to committees, the annual appropriations of $380,785 for fiscal year 1969 and $400,595 for fiscal year 1970 and the supplemental appropriations of $17,820 for fiscal year 1969 and $32,460 for fiscal year I.970 were not intended to finance the entire cost of the Joint Committee’s activities. For example, costs of furniture 9 equipment 9 and utilities are financed under other appropria- tions e In carrying out its continuing studies of the activities of the Atomic Energy Commission and of problems relating to the development 9 use p and control of atomic energy, the Joint Committee expended $298,355.38 and $366,349.24, respectively, in fiscal years 1969 and 1970. A comparative statement B-114800 showing expenses incurred under appropriations for salaries and expenses for the fiscal years ended June 30, 1969 and 1970, is presented as schedule 2. OPINION OF FINANCIAL STATEMENTS The accompanying financial statements--schedules 1 and 2-- were prepared by us from the accounting records of the Joint Committee and the applicable accounts of the Secretary of the Senate 0 In our opinion, the accompanying financial statements present fairly a summary of the transactions during the fis- cal years ended June 30, 1969 and 1970, applicable to the ap- propriation accounts for salaries and expenses maintained by the Secretary of the Senate for 1967, 1968, 1969, and 1970 and a comparative statement of expenses incurred under appro- priations for salaries and expenses for the fiscal years ended June 30, 1969 and 1970. We plan to make no further distribution of this report unless copies are specifically requested, and then we shall make distribution only after your agreement has been obtained or public announcement has been made by you concerning the contents of the report. Sincerely yours9 Comptroller General of the United States The Honorable John 0. Pastore, Chairman Joint Committee on Atomic Energy Congress of the United States JOINT COMMITTEE ON ATOMIC ENERGY SUMMARY OF TRANSACTIONS IN APPROPRIATIOK ACCOUNTS MAINTAINED BY THE SECRETARY OF THE SENATE FOR SALARIES AND EXPENSES DURING THE FISCAL YEARS ENDED JUNE 30, 1969 AND 1970 Appropriation accounts ---. 1967 -_ 1968_- -_ 1969 _- 1970 APPROPRIATIONS: Undisbursed balances July 1, 1968 $69,825.95 $83,600.29 $ - Annual: Public Law 90-417 380,785.OO Public Law 91-145 Supplemental: Public Law 91-47 17,820.OO Public Law 91-305 32,460.OO Total appro- priations available 69,8X.95 83,600.29 398,605.OO DISBURSEMENTS AND TRANS- FERS: Disbursements during: Fiscal year 1969 19,467.53 280,148.11 Fiscal year 1970 18,707.27 'haASfer.3 t0 geAeral fuaad of the Treasury 69,825.95 64,132.76 Total ais- bursements and trans- fers 69,825.95 83,600.29 298,855.38 UNDISBURSED BALANCES JUNE 30, 1970 $--- - $--- " $ 99,749 A 62 $77.695.86 Note: The above balances do not include the $2,000 petty cash fund ad- vanced by the Secretary of the Senate to the Committee Chairman,
Audit of Financial Transactions of the Joint Committee on Atomic Energy, Fiscal Years 1969 and 1970
Published by the Government Accountability Office on 1971-05-05.
Below is a raw (and likely hideous) rendition of the original report. (PDF)