DES MOINES, IOWA (September 14, 2022) — Auditor of State Rob Sand today released a report on the Iowa Department of Transportation for the year ended June 30, 2020.

The Department is responsible for planning, developing, regulating and improving the State of Iowa’s transportation system to provide and preserve adequate, safe and efficient transportation services.


Sand reported seven findings pertaining to the Department. The findings are on pages three through six of this report. Sand recommended the Department implement procedures to improve controls over inventory, reporting of retainage payable, reporting of excess right-of-way land, and lack of controls over motor carrier-services adjustments. The Department’s responses to the recommendations are included in the report.

Four of the findings discussed above are repeated from the prior year. Management of the Iowa Department of Transportation has a fiduciary responsibility to provide oversight of the Department’s operations and financial transactions. Oversight is typically defined as the “watchful and responsible care” management exercises in its fiduciary capacity.

A copy of the report is available for review on the Auditor of State’s web site at Audit Report — Auditor of State (20 DOT ROR_FINAL (1).pdf).

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