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Management Letter


Department of Health

Fiscal Year Ended June 30, 2000


Key Findings and Recommendations:

  • The department did not promptly deposit WIC vendor refunds. The department should direct WIC vendor refunds to the financial services cashier for daily deposit.
  • WIC reconciliations of food instruments were not performed within 150 days of the first valid date for participant use. The department should monitor the reconciliation process to ensure compliance within the required 150-day time period.

Management letters address internal control weaknesses and noncompliance issues found during our annual audit of the state's financial statements and federally funded programs. The scope of work in individual agencies is limited. During the fiscal year 2000 audit, our work at the Department of Health focused on the state Medical Education and Research Costs Trust Fund (MERC) and the federal Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC).

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