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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
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
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.