Our consideration of internal control over compliance would not necessarily disclose all matters in internal control that might be material weaknesses. A material weakness is a condition in which the design or operation of one or more internal control components does not reduce to a relatively low level the risk that noncompliance with applicable requirements of laws, regulations, contracts, and grants caused by error or fraud that would be material in relation to a major federal program being audited may occur and not be detected within a timely period by employees in the normal course of performing their assigned functions. We noted no matters involving internal control over compliance and its operation that we consider to be material weaknesses.
This report is intended solely for the information and use of the Board of Trust, the audit committee, management, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and other legislative or regulatory bodies governing the federal funds received by The Vanderbilt University and is not intended to be and should not be used by anyone other than these specified parties.
December 11, 2006