Office of Mental Health

South Beach Psychiatric Center: Selected Financial Management Practices

We identified weaknesses in South Beach Psychiatric Centerís internal controls over employee time and attendance practices, overtime payments, purchasing activities, equipment inventories and patient funds. For example, overtime payments were not always properly documented, the vendor selected and the price paid for discretionary purchases often was not properly justified, and several employees at the work sites that we observed signed out well before the ends of their work shifts. We recommended that certain improvements be made to strengthen the Centerís internal controls.

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