|Financial Audit Division Report 06-20||Released July 27, 2006|
The Department of Correction had inadequate controls for monitoring certain payroll and personnel transactions. The department generally complied with material finance-related legal provisions; however, it paid dentists more than the statutory compensation limits. The department could also improve its controls over grant funding and reporting requirements.
The Minnesota Department of Corrections is a service and regulatory agency. It has a broad range of activities and responsibilities, including the operation of ten correctional facilities for adults and juveniles. The department has organized its operations into three divisions: Facility Services, Support Services, and Community Services. The department also has units for investigations, correctional industries, and health services. Additionally, volunteer citizen advisory groups assist the department in the areas of community corrections, women offender programs, and correctional industries. The department has over 4,000 employees.