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- Executive SummaryReport NumberOIG-19-20Issue DateDocument FileDHS AgencyOversight AreaFiscal Year2019
- Executive Summary
The Omaha Tribe’s serious financial management weaknesses combined with inadequate and missing documentation resulted in unreliable financial records. As a result, we have little confidence that the transactions recorded in the accounting system actually occurred or that the tribe completed its FEMA-authorized projects. Therefore, we question $13.9 million as unsupported. Due to the unreliable financial information, we calculated the amount unsupported as the entire $16.9 million FEMA provided for both grants, less $2.8 million in unused Federal funding that FEMA should put to better use; $165,000 in unclaimed insurance coverage; and approximately $74,749 that we were able to verify as supported and eligible.Report NumberOIG-18-25Issue DateDocument FileDHS AgencyOversight AreaFiscal Year2018