B-130515 - i Dear Mr. Perkins: -c Pursuant to your request of June 16, 1971, we are enclos- .\ i -! ' ing a report on our financial audit of the Office of Economic 1 Opportunity grant to%K'%XIlas Legal Services Foundation, p :, 1,-... ,' Inc., to operate a Legal Services program in Dallas County, Texas. --A- Our audit, which included an examination into selected financial transactions and internal controls for the period March 1, 1971, to May 31, 1971, showed that expenditures of grant funds, for the most part, had been for authorized pur- poses. Some improvements were needed, however, in: 1. Maintaining personnel -a-. records and adhering to prescribed personnel practices. 2. Accounting for payroll, ____.-z.L travel, and trustee cash. 3. Maintaining the required ratio of non-Federal contributions to total program expenditures. 4. Controlling accountable property. .I.(?_ _-/-.., r 5. Adhering to the requirement that expendi- tures be charged to the grant year in which they are incurred. The improvements needed in the administration of grant funds were brought to the attention of foundation officials, who stated that corrective action would be taken. 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 50TH ANNIVERSARY 1921-1971 B-130515 or public announcement has been made by you concerning the contents of the report. Sincerely yours, . Comptro of the United States Enclosure The Honorable Carl D. Perkins House of Representatives 2
Financial Audit of the Office of Economic Opportunity Grant to the Dallas Legal Services Foundation, Inc.
Published by the Government Accountability Office on 1971-09-02.
Below is a raw (and likely hideous) rendition of the original report. (PDF)