Department of Health

Internal Controls Over Procurement Operations and Equipment Asset Management (Follow-Up Report)

The Department of Health oversees various public health programs and operates a number of health care facilities. In audit 2005-S-17, we examined the Departmentís controls over procurements and found that a number of improvements were needed. For example, contracts were often initiated before they were submitted for final approval, $4.5 million in equipment purchases had not been recorded on the Departmentís master inventory record, 166 of the 199 cars purchased by the Department during our audit period were underused, and the Department could have saved about $1.6 million over a 17-month period by making better use of the Stateís procurement credit card. When we followed up on these matters with Department officials, we found that they had implemented most of our audit recommendations.

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