Department of Law
We identified significant weaknesses in the
Department's internal controls
over purchasing practices. As a result of these weaknesses,
Department resources may not
have been used efficiently and effectively. Moreover, some of
the weaknesses contributed to
the theft of as much as $342,000 in supplies from a storehouse in
New York City. We also
determined that the Department's costs would be significantly
reduced if depositions and other
court-related testimony were recorded electronically rather than
by stenographers. The
Department's costs could also be reduced if certain changes were
made in the procedures used
to administer large payments to individuals who sue the State.
Improvements are also needed
in the procedures used to monitor contracts with experts who
provide assistance during trials
For a complete copy of 95-S-96 click here.
For a copy of the associated follow-up report click here.
For a copy of the 90-day response click here.