The Cooperative Audit Resolution and Oversight Initiative
1. Create and Maintain Dialogue with States
Work with key parties to address state concerns, remove obstacles to improved program performance, foster new cooperative methods of audit resolution, and avoid recurrence of violations.
2. Work with States to Resolve Open Audits or Audits Under Appeal
Work with selected states to establish accurate audit inventories and resolve audits from periods covered under prior legislation in a manner that is more consistent with the IASA, the Goals 2000: Educate America Act, and the School-to-Work Opportunities Act.
3. Improve the Single Audit Process
Ensure that single audits focus on the most important issues and concerns in Department of Education programs; revise OMB's Compliance Supplement to reflect new flexibilities in a manner consistent with new education legislation.
4. Coordinate Audits, Monitoring, and Technical Assistance
Improve program performance through better coordination of audits, federal monitoring, and federal technical assistance, while encouraging creativity and flexibility at the SEA and LEA levels.