Department of Motor Vehicles

Internal Controls Over the Issuance of Official Documents (Follow-Up Review)

The Department issues driver's licenses, vehicle titles and vehicle registrations at offices statewide. In 1991, several Department employees were arrested for issuing false motor vehicle documents. In our prior audit report 92-S-108, we examined Department procedures to determine what was done to reduce the risk of further criminal activity. We found that, while investigations and audits were conducted, there was still a significant risk that such activity would not be prevented or detected. We recommended that the duties involved in issuing motor vehicle documents be separated among different employees and that the employees themselves be monitored more closely. In our follow- up review, we found that progress was made in implementing our recommendations. 95-F-33