The Veterans’ Employment and Training Service (VETS) provides employment and training services to eligible veterans through, among other programs, its Jobs for Veterans State Grants (JVSG) program, a noncompetitive grant awarded to each State Workforce Agency (state). Under the JVSG program, funds are allocated to states in direct proportion to the number of veterans seeking employment within that state.
VETS did not have a control to ensure states claimed allowable expenses for the JVSG program. VETS did not review the supporting expenditure documentation that comprised states’ expenditure totals. As a result, VETS was unaware that the two states we reviewed had questioned costs of $60,375 (7 percent of tested expenditures), as well as payroll reporting issues, such as hours recorded on employee timesheets that did not equal the payroll expense hours recorded.