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Audit Cites Dept. Of Military And Veterans Affairs

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LANSING, Mich. (AP) - An audit has cited the state's Department of Military and Veterans Affairs for lack of training, performance standards and accountability related to veterans service officers.

The findings released Friday by the Michigan Office of Auditor General cover the past decade.

The Michigan Veterans Affairs Agency is included and was created earlier this year with a mission of helping veterans collect what they are owed. The Veterans Affairs Agency says a new contract and other changes are expected to help address problems.

Michigan Veterans Affairs Agency Director Jeff Barnes said in a statement that the timing of the audit is helpful in making improvements.

For fiscal year 2012-13, the Department of Military and Veterans Affairs awarded $2.9 million in grants to provide veterans with advice, advocacy, and assistance.

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