The No Suspect Casework DNA Backlog Reduction Program

Audit Report No. 05-02
November 2004
Office of the Inspector General


Statement on Management Controls


In planning and performing our audit of the Program, we considered OJP's management controls for the purpose of determining our auditing procedures. In addition, we evaluated the process used by OJP to award grants under the Program and to monitor grantees. The evaluation of OJP was not made for the purpose of providing assurance on the management control structure as a whole; however, we noted certain matters that we consider to be reportable conditions under generally acceptedGovernment Auditing Standards.

Reportable conditions involve matters coming to our attention relating to significant deficiencies in the design or operation of the management control structure that, in our judgment, could adversely affect OJPís ability to administer the Program grants. We noted deficiencies relating to OJPís monitoring and reporting of the Programís performance measurements, discussed in Finding No. 1. We also noted deficiencies concerning OJPís monitoring of grantee drawdowns and awarding of subsequent grants, discussed in Finding Nos. 1 and 2. However, we did not consider these deficiencies to be a result of systemic management control issues.

Because we are not expressing an opinion on OJP's management control structure as a whole, this statement is intended solely for the information and use of OJP in administering the Program.