SUMMARY OF: State of Alaska, Single Audit for the Fiscal Year Ended June 30, 2015 (Reissue)

Purpose of the Report

This report summarizes our review of the State of Alaska’s basic financial statements and the State’s compliance with federal laws and regulations in the administration of approximately $3.1 billion of federal financial assistance programs. The audit was conducted in accordance with auditing standards generally accepted in the United States of America and Government Auditing Standards, issued by the Comptroller General of the United States. It also complies with the federal Single Audit Act Amendments of 1996 and the related United States Office of Management and Budget Circular A-133.

The report contains an opinion on the basic financial statements of the State of Alaska for FY 15, recommendations on financial and compliance matters, auditor’s reports on internal controls and compliance, the Schedule of Expenditures of Federal Awards, and the Summary of Prior Audit Findings.

Report Conclusions

The basic financial statements for the State of Alaska are fairly presented in accordance with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America without qualification.

The State of Alaska did not comply with the Activities Allowed or Unallowed, and the Procurement, Suspension and Debarment requirements applicable to the Distribution of Receipts to State and Local Governments program (DRSLG; CFDA 15.227) administered by the Department of Commerce, Community, and Economic Development. Failure to comply with these requirements resulted in material noncompliance for the DRSLG program. The State has substantially complied with the applicable laws and regulations in the administration of its other major federal financial assistance programs. The report does contain recommendations regarding material weaknesses and significant deficiencies in the State’s internal control over financial reporting and internal control over compliance.

Findings and Recommendations

This report contains 44 recommendations, of which 12 are unresolved issues from last year. Of the 44 recommendations included in this report, one is made to Alaska Housing Finance Corporation and one to the University of Alaska whose audits were performed by other auditors. Also included in this year’s recommendations are eight recommendations made to the Department of Health and Social Services whose major federal programs were audited by other auditors. Some of the recommendations made in this report require significant changes in procedures or a shifting of priorities and, therefore, may take more than one year to implement. The Summary Schedule of Prior Audit Findings in Section III identifies the current status of federal program related prior audit recommendations not resolved as of June 30, 2015.