Monthlong DFW program audit begins


The Department of Land and Natural Resources met with the auditor conducting a monthlong audit of its Division of Fish and Wildlife, Wildlife and Sports Fish Restoration program yesterday, according to DLNR Secretary Richard Seman.

The five-year audit looks at the previous two fiscal years, according to Seman. He called this monthlong audit “comprehensive.”

“What they want to see is that you are complying with the process. That whatever you are doing within 2013 and 2014, you are doing correctly,” he said.

Earlier, Seman had pointed to some issues from the previous audit in 2010—for issues in 2008 and 2009—that had to be taken care of. His department worked on a corrective action plan for these issues, he said. The corrective actions would deal with indirect costs that could be charged for administrative activities.

He said the program was probably charging more than what the program agreement allowed, or put together for those two years, some $65,000. The money repaid, though, went back into the restoration program, he said.

Dennis B. Chan | Reporter
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