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Department of Health and Human Services

Office of Inspector General -- AUDIT

"Review of Title IV-E Training Costs, Illinois Department of Children and Family Services," (A-05-95-00022)

February 29, 1996

Complete Text of Report is available in PDF format (314 kb). Copies can also be obtained by contacting the Office of Public Affairs at 202-619-1343.


This report provides you with the results of our audit of training costs claimed by the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services (State agency) under the Title IV-E Foster Care and Adoption Assistance programs. Our review was part of a nationwide audit of training activities at selected State agencies. During the period January 1, 1992 through December 31, 1994, the State agency claimed training costs of $32.3 million for reimbursement under the Title IV-E programs.

Although an objective of our audit was to evaluate the allocation of training costs between State and Federal programs, this area was under appeal and, therefore, is not being covered in this report. We will address this allocation issue in a later audit.

In relation to the audit objectives covered in this report, the State agency inappropriately claimed training costs of $7,414,390 (Federal share - $2,742). The results of our review are summarized below and discussed in more detail in the Findings and Recommendations section.