To adequately monitor its revenue generating oil and gas leases, the commission should track the recoveries and findings identified in its audits and use this information to develop an audit plan that would focus on leases that have historically generated the most revenue and recoveries for the State, as well as those that historically have had the most problems.
Staff has completed a listing of recoveries from audit and monthly reviews by the Commission's Finance and Economic Section and prepared a proposed Audit Schedule for 2014-15 fiscal year. Information will continue to be collected and reported to ensure staff resources are focused on the highest risk leases and contracts given the capacity of its limited staff resources.
†Response Type refers to the interval in which the auditee is providing the State Auditor with their status in implementing recommendations made in an audit report. Auditees must submit a response regarding their progress in implementing recommendations from our reports at three intervals from the release of the report: 60 days, six months, and one year or subsequent to one year.
*Agency responses received after June 2013 are posted verbatim.