18-06, Office of Inspector General Agreed-Upon Procedures For Corporation for National And Community Service Grants Awarded to Serve Washington

18-06, Office of Inspector General Agreed-Upon Procedures For Corporation for National And Community Service Grants Awarded to Serve Washington

Serve Washington administered $40,328,621 of AmeriCorps funds during the three years ending September 30, 2016.  Serve Washington awarded subgrants to 17 organizations and was responsible for programmatic and financial oversight.  No Serve Washington Commission incurred costs were questioned.  An agreed-upon-procedures (AUP) did not question incurred costs by Serve Washington Commission.

However, the AUP identified improper and unsupported costs claimed by two subrecipients totaling $511,070 ($140,231 in Federal costs and $230,646 in match costs), plus an additional $136,773 in questioned education awards and $3,420 in accrued interest.   The AUP also identified other deficiencies to include: (1) deficiencies with documenting claimed Federal and match costs or to ensure that the costs were allowable; (2) Failure to perform complete National Service Criminal History Checks for grant-funded staff, (3) Failure to accurately record and certify all member timesheet hours; (4) inadequate supervision of members recording teleservice and/or weekend service, and (5) non-compliance with AmeriCorps requirements for member performance evaluations.

Serve Washington concurred with some of the compliance findings.  The Corporation will resolve the report’s findings and recommendations.