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Report Summary
Office of the Attorney General
Internal Control and Compliance Audit

 

Financial Audit Division Report 09-33 Released September 24, 2009

Conclusion

The Office of the Attorney General’s internal controls were generally adequate to ensure that it safeguarded assets, produced reliable financial information, and complied with finance-related legal requirements. However, the office had some weaknesses in its internal controls related to procurement, physical inventory, receipts, personnel/payroll, and travel.

For the items tested, the Office of the Attorney General generally complied with finance-related legal requirements over its financial activity. However, the office had some instances of noncompliance regarding procurement, physical inventory, receipts, personnel/payroll, and travel requirements.

Key Findings

  • The Office of the Attorney General did not ensure that certain purchases complied with the state’s purchasing policies.
  • The Attorney General’s Office gave salary increases that, in aggregate, exceeded the limit stated in its compensation plan.
  • The Attorney General’s Office did not pay some employee expense reimbursements in accordance with state travel policies.

Audit Objectives and Scope

ObjectivesPeriod Audited
  • Internal controls
  • Legal Compliance
January 1, 2007, through March 31, 2009
 
Programs Audited
  • Receipts
  • Payroll
  • Travel Expenditures
  • Other Administrative Expenditures

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