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March 08, 2011

 

Comptroller DiNapoli Releases Audits


New York State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli announced today the following audits have been issued:

Office of Children and Family Services, Contracts for Personal and Miscellaneous Services (2009-S-100)
During the period April 2006 through July 2010, the Office of Children and Family Services (OCFS) had 525 active personal and miscellaneous service contracts in place. DiNapoli’s auditors examined whether OCFS adequately justified the need to contract out for such services and periodically reassessed whether such contracts could be deferred, eliminated or reduced. Auditors reviewed a sample of 15 contracts and found that OCFS was not able to demonstrate that it had formally evaluated and justified the need for 14 of these contracts or that it periodically reassessed such contracts. Auditors recommended certain improvements for OCFS to attain savings.

City University of New York, Physical Access and Wireless Controls at Colleges (Follow-Up) (2010-F-48)
In report 2008-S-69, auditors examined CUNY’s oversight of campus computer resources, and selected colleges’ data center physical access and wireless controls, and found improvements were needed. Detailed findings and recommendations were provided to CUNY officials, but were not included in auditors’ public report due to the sensitivity of the information. When auditors followed-up on these matters, they found CUNY management, both centrally and at the campuses, made progress in correcting some of the problems identified. However, additional improvements are needed.

Department of Health, Contracts for Personal and Miscellaneous Services (2010-S-13)
During the period April 2006 through April 2010, the Department of Health had approximately 400 active personal and miscellaneous service contracts. DiNapoli’s auditors examined whether the department adequately justified the need to contract out for such services and periodically reassessed whether contracts could be deferred, eliminated or reduced. Auditors reviewed a sample of 20 contracts and found the department did not maintain sufficient documentation for only two of the contracts. In addition, the department provided support showing that 19 of the 20 contracts were reassessed and/or reduced during 2008-09. However, the department was unable to show contracts were reassessed after this time. Auditors recommended certain improvements be made relating to these contracts.



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