Department of Law

Purchasing Practices (Follow-Up Review)

In our prior audit report 95-S-96, we identified significant weaknesses in the Department of Law's internal controls over purchasing practices. 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 reduced if depositions and other court-related testimony were recorded electronically rather than by stenographers, and if certain changes were made in the procedures used to administer large payments to individuals who have sued the State. In our follow-up review, we found that good progress has been made by Department officials in implementing the recommendations contained in our prior report.

For a complete copy of Report 97-F-45 click here.
For a copy of the 90-day response click here.