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Department of Health and Human Services

Office of Inspector General -- AUDIT

"ADP Expenditure Reporting Error by the Missouri Department of Social Services," (A-07-98-01034)

June 10, 1998

Complete Text of Report is available in PDF format (399 KB). Copies can also be obtained by contacting the Office of Public Affairs at 202-619-1343.


This final report provides you with the results of our review of an ADP Expenditure Reporting Error found in our review of Missouri's Automated child Support System (MACSS). The State inadvertently reported $3,878,414 for ADP Developmental Expenditures at the enhanced Federal rate while the amount supported by accounting records was $1,867,114, a difference of $2,011,300 (Federal share $1,810,170). We attributed this overstatement to a clerical error made in preparing the OCSE-131. We also believe if we had not discovered the error, it probably would not have been detected. We are recommending that the State correct this error and add a review step to ensure the accuracy of figures reported, before reports are submitted.