JW v DOJ Mueller budget docs 02079
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U.S. Department Justice Special Counsel Office Statement Expenditures May 17, 2017 September 30, 2017 The accompanying Statement Expenditures summarizes the financial activity the Special Counsel Office (SCO) for the period May 17, 2017 through September 30, 2017. organization within the Department Justice, the SCO required comply with the rules, regulations, procedures, practices, and policies the Department Justice. SCO management responsible for designing, operating, and maintaining system internal controls enable the SCO accurately report its financial information the Department and meet the requirements applicable laws and regulations. addition, SCO management responsible for ensuring that controls exist meet the requirements DOJ Order 2030.4G, Control Funds under Apportionment. The Department recognizes the importance maintaining adequate internal controls and committed the continuous improvement and oversight financial management controls. The Department has network internal review groups that provides assistance components with their internal control programs. part the Department annual assessment internal control over financial reporting, the Justice Management Division, Internal Review and Evaluation Office conducted review SCO business processes related budget and obligations during the assessment period May 17, 2017 through September 30, 2017. The review identified material weaknesses significant deficiencies the design operation SCO controls. the year ahead, the Department will continue dedicate and leverage resources maintain strong program and financial management controls. Management takes its program and financial accountability seriously and dedicated ensuring that funds are used responsible and transparent manner. CFR 600.7 Conduct and Accountability. The Special Counsels Office (SCO) Statement Expenditures For the period May 17, 2017 through September 30, 2017 Direct and Reimbursed Expenditures (note Personnel Compensation and Benefits (note Travel and Transportation Persons (note Transportation Things Rent, Communications, and Utilities Contractual Services (note Supplies and Materials Acquisition Equipment (note Total SCO Expenditures (note $1,709,597 223,643 156 362,550 157,339 26,442 733,969 3,213,695 The Special Counsel Office Notes the Statement Expenditures For the Period May 17, 2017 through September 30, 2017 Note Summary Significant Accounting Policies Reporting entity: May 17, 2017, Robert Mueller III was appointed acting Attorney General Rod Rosenstein serve Special Counsel conduct the previously confirmed FBI investigation the Russian governments efforts interfere with the 2016 presidential election and related matters. The following statement presents the expenditures the Special Counsel Office (SCO) for the period May 17, 2017 September 30, 2017, including direct-funded, reimbursed, and non-reimbursed expenditures. All amounts shown refer the aforementioned reporting period only. Funding: SCO expenditures are funded the permanent, indefinite appropriation for independent counsels (IC Appropriation) (28 U.S.C. 591 note), which the Department Justice (DOJ) has determined legally available fund this SCO investigation (see also Government Accountability Office opinion agreeing with DOJ that this appropriation was legally available fund special counsels (B-302582, Sept. 30, 2004)); and the direct appropriations DOJ components who have incurred non-reimbursed expenditures support the SCO. Expenditures funded through the Appropriation are combination expenses directly incurred the SCO and expenses incurred other components DOJ and reimbursed the Appropriation. DOJ component expenses: Although neither legally required nor reported prior Special Counsels Statements Expenditures, DOJ components that support the SCO were asked track expenditures attributable the investigations. The expenditures for this period totaled $3,546,000, which approximates expenditures the components would have incurred for the investigations irrespective the existence the SCO. Basis accounting: The statement has been prepared accrual basis accounting, which expenses are recorded when incurred regardless when cash exchanged. Note Personnel and Benefits Expenditures Appropriation: $1.7 million was expended for salaries and benefits, including: $500,696 for SCO employees $1.2 million for reimbursable DOJ employees detailed the SCO Note Travel Appropriation: $223,643 was expended for travel, including: $2,813 for SCO direct-funded travel $220,830 for temporary duty relocation DOJ employees detailed the SCO Note Other Contractual Services Appropriation: $157,339 was expended for contractual services, including: Services $111,245 Transcripts 24,456 Building Services 17,217 Miscellaneous 3,554 Investigative Reports/Information 867 The Special Counsel Office Notes the Statement Expenditures For the Period May 17, 2017 through September 30, 2017 Note Acquisition Equipment Appropriation: Non-capitalized personal property equipment purchased using appropriation funds will remain the property the federal government the conclusion the investigation. Note Total SCO Expenditures SCO expenditures represent expenditures incurred during the reporting period and standard closing adjustments.