State Education Department

Assessment of Selected Financial Management Practices (Follow-Up Report)

In audit 2006-S-99, we identified weaknesses in the State Education Departmentís controls over equipment, as inventory records were inaccurate, incomplete, and unreliable. We also found that the Department paid its vendors late 35 percent of the time, and did not always update its payroll records in a timely manner. In some instances, the inaccurate payroll records led to salary payments the employees were not entitled to. We made several recommendations for improving controls over the Departmentís financial management practices, and when we followed up on these matters with Department officials, we found actions had been taken to improve these controls.

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