Minnesota Department of Transportation

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About us

The MnDOT Office of Audit provides independent and objective auditing, assurance, and management advisory services based on systemic examination of evidence to ensure that the agency’s operations, programs, and activities are operating as intended and as required by applicable state and federal requirements to ensure compliance with Government Auditing Standards (Yellow Book).  

The MnDOT Office of Audit has the authority to provide professional audit services department wide, regardless of MnDOT's organizational reporting structure and is unrestricted in the scope of its audit work. 

The MnDOT Office of Audit helps the agency achieve compliance with Minnesota Statutes §16A.057, subd. 8 which states that the head of each executive agency is responsible for designing, implementing, and maintaining an effective internal control system within the agency by fulfilling its function to: 

  • provide feedback regarding the adequacy and effectiveness of internal controls; 
  • ensure MnDOT’s compliance with applicable laws, rules, and regulations; and 
  • ensure MnDOT accomplishes its operational goals of excellence in customer trust, operational excellence, and workforce excellence. 

FY24 Pilot Program

Beginning on July 1, 2023, MnDOT will combine professional/technical consultant pre-award and overhead audits into an annual overhead analysis. One annual overhead/pre-award analysis of a consultant or subconsultant is required if it has an agreement of greater than $50,000.  For the purposes of this pilot, subconsultants need only to be referred if their cost will be over $50,000.

Consultants who are new to working with MnDOT will still go through the annual overhead rate analysis program to confirm their rate. If a consultant or subconsultant is not charging an overhead rate, they will be subject to a pre-award analysis and should still submit the required documents requested in the Annual Overhead Rate Analysis checklist.