workSource atlanta - march 2020
Released March 2020
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We undertook this audit upon request of City Council. Our last audit of the agency was in January 2013. The city recently returned unused federal funds because WorkSource Atlanta failed to use the money before the grant deadline. This audit reviews changes in the agency since our last audit, including program participation levels, grant expenditures, and agency leadership changes.
- WorkSource Atlanta does not track grant-related expenses in real time; 17% of total transactions were adjustments to move money among accounts. We identified $308,582 in adjustments made more than three years after the expenses were incurred.
- WorkSource is at risk of losing $4 million under the TechHire grant—the agency is waiting for federal authorization to resume spending the funds. Another $200,000 from all fiscal year 2019 grants funding is subject to recapture by the state if not spent.
- WorkSource Atlanta received over 50 state audit findings in its five most recent monitoring reviews covering grant program years 2013 through 2017. The state’s workforce development office monitors the effectiveness of the workforce development system by conducting annual onsite monitoring of each local workforce development area to ensure adherence to federal and state regulations.
- WorkSource Atlanta has had six executive directors over the past six years, and the agency’s oversight board has not met regularly since February 2018.