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Boring State Govt Audit Released By Edelen

February 6th, 2014 · 2 Comments

Today Adam Edelen released the first half of the annual statewide audit of state government. It’s for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2013.

“Although auditors didn’t identify any cyber security breaches, they did find instances of state agencies failing to take the necessary steps to protect confidential or sensitive information,” Auditor Edelen said. “This further illustrates the need for legislation to incentivize state and local government to better secure the data it holds on us, as well as require them to notify us when it’s lost or stolen.”

It’s mostly dry and boring. Brain melting, even. The real excitement always comes in the second half of the audit.

But here are some highlights from the first:

  • The Cabinet For Health And Family Services’ Department For Community Based Services Southern Bluegrass Region Did Not Follow Proper Approval Procedures For Timesheets And Leave And Overtime Requests
  • The Cabinet For Health And Family Services Did Not Ensure All Employee Timesheets and Payroll Records Were Accurate
  • The Department Of Corrections Did Not Consistently Adhere To The User ID And Password Protocol To Ensure Sufficient Authentication Is Required To Access Potentially Sensitive Information
  • The Department Of Workforce Investment Made A Closing Package Error Resulting In An Accounts Payable Understatement Of $306,865 To Other States
  • The Finance And Administration Cabinet Did Not Adequately Protect Sensitive And Confidential Data
  • The Kentucky Department Of Education Did Not Follow The Policy Currently In Place With Regard To The Review And Approval Process For School District SEEK Payments
  • The Kentucky Department Of Education Was Not Compliant With KRS 157.410 In The Calculation Of First Quarter Fiscal Year 2013 School District SEEK Payments
  • The Kentucky Horse Park Overpaid Vendors Due to Poor Internal Controls
  • The Kentucky State Treasury Failed To Reconcile Bank Accounts Timely Throughout The Fiscal Year And No Official Review of Reconciliations Were Performed
  • The Kentucky State Treasury And The Finance And Administration Cabinet Failed To Authorize And Approve All Outside Bank Accounts
  • The Kentucky State Treasury And The Finance And Administration Cabinet Failed To Escheat Checks Timely In The eMars Accounting System
  • The Kentucky State Treasury Did Not Provide Sufficient Segregation Of Duty Controls Over The Data Processing System
  • The Kentucky State Treasury Did Not Adequately Protect Sensitive And Confidential Data
  • The Department Of Parks Failed To Correctly Track And Account For The Acquisition, Disposal and Transfer Of Fixed Assets
  • The Department of Parks Failed To Ensure Timely Deposit Of Receipts
  • The Department Of Parks Payroll Documentation Failed To Include Required Approvals Or Fully Support Expenditures

Click here (Warning: External PDF) to review the report for yourself.

Long story short: Terry Holliday is a terrible government employee, the Finance Cabinet sucks, CHFS is an unmitigated disaster, Elaine Walker can’t run an agency worth a flip, Todd Hollenbach’s office is an absolute joke and nothing has changed since the last audit.

Tags: Adam Edelen · Investigation

2 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Experienced door knocker // Feb 6, 2014 at 12:12 pm

    Toddster is making the office look so bad, the mean-ole Republicans are trying to eliminate it.

  • 2 Robby // Feb 6, 2014 at 5:51 pm

    Also Joe Meyer (who was fired, not resignede) and Beth Brinly of the Dept for Workforce–for their part in mismanaging Federal and some state dollars–