The Office of Justice Programs Convicted Offender
DNA Sample Backlog Reduction Grant Program

Report No. 02-20
May 2002
Office of the Inspector General


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 accepted government 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 OJP's ability to administer the Program grants. We noted one deficiency relating to OJP's monitoring and reporting of the Program's performance measurements, discussed in Finding No. 1. We also noted one deficiency concerning OJP's oversight of grantees, discussed in Finding No. 3. 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.