State of Alaska Division of Legislative Audit


June 12, 2013
SUMMARY OF: A Sunset Review of the Department of Health and Social Services, Alaska
Commission on Aging, October 1, 2003

Purpose of the Report

In accordance with Title 24 and Title 44 of the Alaska Statutes(sunset legislation), we have
reviewed the activities of the Alaska Commission on Aging (ACoA). The purpose of this
audit was to determine if there is a demonstrated public need for the continued existence of
this Commission.

Legislative intent requires consideration of this report during the legislative oversight
hearings to determine whether the termination date of the Alaska Commission on Aging
should be extended. The law currently specifies ACoA will terminate on June 30, 2004.

Report Conclusions

In our opinion, ACoA is helping older Alaskans lead dignified, independent, and useful lives.
ACoA has also demonstrated that they are able to comply, with some exceptions, with the
state and federal regulations governing certain commission operations. We believe ACoA
has demonstrated they serve a public need. We recommend that the legislature adopt
legislation extending ACoA’s termination date to June 30, 2008.

Findings and Recommendations

We report, in this review, the findings related to the federal funding for aging programs that
were made in the State of Alaska, Single Audit for the Fiscal Year Ended June 30, 2002
1. ACoA should continue to adhere to their corrective action plan to meet the supplement
notsupplant federal requirements.
2. ACoA should improve its monitoring of subrecipients ensuring that federal funds passed
through to grantees are spent in accordance with federal requirements.

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