PA ID# 000-U5P35-00; Washington State Department of General Administration
PW ID# Multiple Project Worksheets; OIG Audit Report DS-07-01
September 14, 2010
Mr. Gerard Urbas
Deputy State Coordinating Officer
State of Washington Military Department
Emergency Management Division
MS: TA-20, Building 20
Camp Murray, WA 98430-5122
Re:Second Appeal–Washington State Department of General Administration, PA ID 000-U5P35-00, Office of Inspector General (OIG) Audit Report DS-07-01, FEMA-1361-DR-WA, Multiple Project Worksheets (PWs)
Dear Mr. Urbas:
This letter is in response to your letter dated October 30, 2009, which transmitted the referenced second appeal on behalf of the Washington State Department of General Administration (Applicant).The Applicant is appealing the Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) intent to de-obligate $4,476,413 of costs questioned in the OIG Audit Report DS-07-01, the majority of which is related to PW 1567 for the repair to the Legislative Building.
As explained in the enclosed analysis, I have determined that only $1,205,077 of $4,476,413 that the OIG questioned should be de-obligated. Accordingly, I am partially granting the second appeal. By copy of this letter, I am requesting the Regional Administrator to de-obligate $1,205,077 from the appropriate PWs. I have determined that there is no basis for de-obligating the remaining amount that the OIG questioned.
Please inform the Applicant of my decision.This determination is the final decision on this matter pursuant to 44 CFR §206.206, Appeals.