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U.S. Department of Education Office of Inspector General. Accountability for American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 Funds New York State Webinar Dan Schultz Regional Inspector General for Audit July 29, 2009. AGENDA. Education Funding OIG ARRA Work

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u s department of education office of inspector general

U.S. Department of Education Office of Inspector General

Accountability for American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 Funds

New York State Webinar

Dan Schultz

Regional Inspector General

for Audit

July 29, 2009

agenda
AGENDA
  • Education Funding
  • OIG ARRA Work
  • Lessons Learned – Recent NY Recepient Issues
u s department of education facts
U.S. Department of Education FACTS

For 2009, the U.S. Department of Education (ED) is providing (non-ARRA funds)...

  • $37 billion to states and school districts to improve K-12 schools and meet the special needs of students
  • $4 billion to support rehabilitation, adult education, research and development, statistics, and assessment
  • $1.5 billion in contracts for goods and services necessary to carry out its mission.
student financial assistance programs
Student Financial Assistance Programs

The Department oversees –

  • More than 6,000 postsecondary institutions
  • More than 3,000 lenders,
  • 35 guaranty agencies
  • $21 billion in federal student aid awards, and
  • An outstanding loan portfolio of over $500 billion
education arra funding in millions
EDUCATION ARRA Funding(in millions)

State Stabilization $53,600

Title I $13,000

Special Ed $12,200

Ed. Technology $ 650

Voc. Rehab. $ 540

Indep. Living $ 140

Teacher Incentive $ 200

Teacher Quality $ 100

Impact Aid $ 100

Homeless $ 70

arra education pell grant funding
ARRA EDUCATIONPell Grant Funding
  • $17.314 billion for Pell Grants through the 2011 academic year
new york education arra funding thousands
New YorkEDUCATION ARRA Funding(thousands)
  • State Stabilization $ 3,017,797
  • Title I 1,168,447
  • Special Ed 817,897
  • Ed. Technology 55,622
  • Voc. Rehab. 25,695
  • Work-Study 19,827
  • Indep. Living 8,580
  • Homeless 6,136
  • Impact Aid 620

Total $ 5,120,621

new york state fiscal stabilization fund
New YorkState Fiscal Stabilization Fund
  • 81.8% ($2,468,557,791) Education Stabilization Fund

Must be used for education programs and services

    • Elementary and secondary education for 2010
    • Public institutions of higher education for 2010
  • 18.2% ($549,239,019) Government Services Fund

Public safety and other government services including other than education purposes

    • 20% Elementary and secondary education
    • 4% Institutions of higher education
    • 76% Other
arra audit work
ARRA Audit Work
  • Objective:

Adequacy of controls over ARRA expenditures focusing on:

      • cash management
      • subrecipient monitoring
      • data quality
arra audit work10
ARRA Audit Work
  • Phase I is a risk assessment
  • Phase II will include testing of expenditures
  • Worked to be performed in:
    • State Education Departments
    • Governor’s Offices (stabilization funds)
    • Local School Districts
    • State Department’s of Health (Vocational Rehabilitation Services)
oig review states in yellow first round

NY

PA

IL

IN

OIG Review States in Yellow (first round)

CA

TN

TX

AK

HI

PR

new york school districts selected
New York School Districts Selected
  • New York City
  • Kiryas Joel Village, Orange County
  • Harborfield Consolidated School District, Suffolk County
recent ny school district audits
Recent NY School District Audits
  • William Floyd Union Free School District
  • Wyandanch Union Free School District
  • Hempstead Union Free School District
recent ny school district audits14
Recent NY School District Audits
  • Unsupported salary and salary-related expenditures
  • Unsupported and unallowable non-salary expenditures
  • Duplicate Expenditures
  • Unreconcilable differences between accounting system and expenditure report to NYSED
  • Missing computers and other equipment
  • Paying contract invoices without valid or signed contracts
  • Late Single Audit Reports/Single Audit Reports not submitted to Federal Audit Clearinghouse
  • Insufficient subrecepient monitoring
recent student financial aid audits
Recent Student Financial Aid Audits
  • Touro College
    • $36,026,364 in federal funds disbursed to 4,310 students who attended nine ineligible Touro locations
  • Technical Career Institute
    • TCI improperly paid $440,487 to FFEL lenders to pay off its students’ loans and prevent their default
    • Students lost protections under federal program - TCI marked the students’ accounts as delinquent and sent the debts to an outside collection agency
office of inspector general hotline
OFFICE OF INSPECTOR GENERAL HOTLINE

1-800-MISUSED

E-MAIL OIG.HOTLINE@ED.GOV

FAX 202-260-0230

copy of audit program is available
Copy of Audit Program is Available

Email me at

Daniel.Schultz@ED.Gov

Include:

  • Your Name
  • Email Address
  • Title
  • Organization