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Petroleum Inspection Fee Revenue Obligations Program

Report 19-25 | November 2019

We provided an unmodified opinion on the Petroleum Inspection Fee Revenue Obligations Program’s financial statement for fiscal year (FY) 2018-19 and FY 2017-18. The program was established to provide financing to pay claims under the State of Wisconsin Petroleum Environmental Cleanup Fund Award (PECFA) program. As of June 30, 2019, a total of $27.2 million in obligations remained outstanding. These obligations were paid off on July 1, 2019, using a $0.02 per gallon fee charged for petroleum products received for sale in Wisconsin. The Petroleum Inspection Fee Revenue Obligations Program was terminated on November 4, 2019.

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Wisconsin Fast Forward Program 

Report 19-24 | November 2019

Wisconsin Fast Forward program expenditures totaled $62.7 million from FY 2012-13 through FY 2018-19. As a result of 209 standard program grants that ended through December 2018, 9,451 individuals completed program training, were counted as program successes, and received an average wage increase of $1.85 per hour. We found the Department of Workforce Development's (DWD’s) December 2018 report on program results contained inaccurate information. We also found DWD did not consistently comply with statutes and administrative rules when awarding grants, require recipients to repay grant funds for not meeting contractually specified results, or provide sufficient management and oversight of all contracts. We make recommendations for DWD to improve how it assesses program results and administers the program.

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