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Department of Health and Human Services

Office of Inspector General -- AUDIT

"State of Texas’ Efforts to Account for and Monitor Subrecipients’ Use of Public Health Preparedness and Response for Bioterrorism Program Funds," (A-06-03-00057)

August 6, 2003

Complete Text of Report is available in PDF format (241 kb). Copies can also be obtained by contacting the Office of Public Affairs at 202-619-1343.


The objective of this review was to determine whether:  (1) the Texas Department of Health properly recorded, summarized and reported Public Health Preparedness and Response for Bioterrorism Program costs by specific focus area designated in cooperative agreements; (2) program funding supplanted programs previously provided by other organizational sources; and (3) the Department of Health had established controls and procedures to monitor subrecipients’ expenditures of program funds.  We noted one problem.  At the start of 2003, Department of Health officials identified a problem with the payroll allocation that, if not corrected, could affect the accuracy of the year 3 financial status report due November 30, 2003.  Officials at the Department of Health stated they should have the problem corrected in the next 2 or 3 months.