Report No. 21-02-300-11-001
Date Issued: March 18, 2002
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This report contains the results of our review of a hotline complaint pertaining to inappropriate time charging in the State of Wyoming's Department of Employment (Wyoming). Our primary objective was to determine if the following allegations could be substantiated:
In summary, we found (1) AAMC carryover funds were not used to supplement BLS base programs, nor was there a violation of the Federal appropriation law relating to the use of these funds; however, (2) the R&P staff inappropriately charged time to BLS programs by using predetermined percentages.
We recommend that BLS:
In its response to our draft report dated February 19, 2002 (Appendix A), BLS stated that its Dallas Regional Office will periodically follow up with Wyoming to ensure staff is fully informed of the need to reflect time charges appropriately and that the time charged is accurately reflected. In addition, the Dallas Regional office will ensure that Wyoming management and financial staffs are fully aware of the flexibility inherent in the budget variance process. Finally, within 6 months of the issuance of the final report, BLS' National Office will issue an LMI Administration Memorandum to address each of the points in the recommendation to State grantees and BLS regional office staff.
Based upon BLS' response, the status of the two recommendations in Finding 2 are as follows:
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