HUD's Second-Year Implementation of the Federal Managers' Financial Integrity Act

Gao ID: RCED-86-22 October 8, 1985

GAO reviewed the Department of Housing and Urban Development's (HUD) second-year implementation of the Federal Managers' Financial Integrity Act of 1982 to determine the: (1) improvements in internal controls and the process used by HUD to evaluate and correct control weaknesses; (2) status of HUD accounting systems; and (3) accuracy and completeness of the Secretary's annual report on internal controls and accounting systems.

GAO found that: (1) HUD is correcting known internal control problems and is continuing to make progress in developing its process for evaluating and correcting internal controls; (2) HUD needs to strengthen several aspects of its process for measuring and correcting program vulnerability; and (3) the accounting systems identified in the Secretary's report were not in conformance with GAO requirements. GAO also found that: (1) regional office vulnerability assessments did not identify weaknesses requiring immediate corrective action; (2) the nature and extent of the weaknesses and corrective actions were not clearly defined; (3) preliminary reviews did not involve testing of internal controls to determine whether they were operating as intended; and (4) HUD has made a number of system improvements but it will be several years before its systems will conform with Comptroller General accounting standards and requirements.


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