Department of Health and Human Services

Office of Inspector General -- AUDIT

"State Agency Use of Contracted Services - State of Ohio - July 1, 2001, Through December 31, 2002 - Ohio Department of Job and Family Services," (A-05-04-00054)

May 31, 2005

Complete Text of Report is available in PDF format (608 kb). Copies can also be obtained by contacting the Office of Public Affairs at 202-619-1343.


The audit objective was to determine if claims for contracted services provided under the child support enforcement program were allowable.  We identified contracting deficiencies and overcharges related to the improper allocation of Domestic Relations Court costs, unallowable charges for serving warrants, and improper allocation of claims for security services.  We recommended that the State agency refund the Federal share of the unallocable and unallowable portion of the Domestic Relations Court contract charges of $26,320; review the Domestic Relations Court contracts and identify additional overpayments during the months not specifically reviewed; refund the Federal share of $326,969 for unallowable payments to serve warrants; and refund the Federal share of unallocable county building security costs totaling $206,960.