Understanding the Site Visit Process
HOW SITE VISITS WORK
- Agencies will be prioritized based on the date of their last onsite visit and selected using a risk assessment tool. Subrecipients are notified in writing of the official visit scheduled.
- An individual knowledgeable of the agency’s financial practices, program services, federal Civil Rights requirements, jobs data, and grant reporting requirements, preferably the Executive Director/Project Director, Finance Director and Human Resources Director or assigned staff should be present for the site visit.
- The site visit procedures will include an assessment of the following: (a) the overall accounting system, (b) program services, (c) agency procedures and record keeping, including supporting records for your claimed expenses, and (d) employee policies.
- During the site visit, the team will:
- Meet all grant funded staff, and key players. Staff will review financial and statistical reports to ensure compliance with grant reporting.
- Test agency’s internal controls and review accounting systems.
- Visually inspect all equipment purchased (where applicable).
- Tour the project site.
POST-SITE VISIT EVALUATIONS
- FINDINGS: At the end of each site visit, if findings exist, subrecipients receive an official letter summarizing all discussions from the site visit.
- NO FINDINGS: If no major deficiencies are found at the end of the site visit, the subrecipients will receive an official closeout letter from CJCC.