In planning and performing our audit of legislative and public affairs expenses within DOJ, we considered component internal controls for the purpose of determining our auditing procedures. The evaluation was not made for the purpose of providing assurance on the internal control structure as a whole. However, we noted certain matters that we consider significant deficiencies under generally accepted government auditing standards. Specifically, OLA exceeded its FTE ceiling mandated by the FY 2007 appropriations law.
Because we are not expressing an opinion on components’ internal control structure as a whole, this statement is intended solely for the information and use of components involved in this audit of legislative and public affairs expenses within DOJ.