Auditor Of Public Accounts
Crit Luallen Releases Ninth Annual Title VI Compliance Report

Press Release Date:  Wednesday, June 08, 2005  
Contact Information:  Jeff Derouen
Phone: (502) 573-0050
Fax: (502) 573-0067
Pager: (888) 222-5670

State Auditor Crit Luallen released the ninth annual Title VI Compliance Report of state government agencies receiving federal funds. State agencies receiving federal funds are required to submit Title VI compliance implementation plans and updates to Auditor Luallen's office, as well as the Human Rights Commission, by July 1 of each year. Of the 34 agencies that were required to submit updated plans for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2004, only 29 submitted updates. The plans were reviewed for compliance with 13 requirements, six of which must be updated annually.

The report cites 54 noncompliance issues among the 34 agencies as it relates to reporting as required by KRS 344.015. The 54 noncompliance issues fall within the six requirements that are to be updated annually. The majority of the noncompliance issues stem from the agencies providing inadequate or incomplete information as required for plan compliance, evaluation procedures of their plans, and from their record keeping and recording. As stated above, five agencies failed to file Title VI plans altogether.

Title VI prohibits any state agency receiving federal funds from denying access to a program on the basis of race, color, or national origin. The report covers the 2004 fiscal year.