Audit: Mass. Sex Offender Classification Improving
February 23, 2011
A new audit finds that the state’s Sex Offender Registry Board has dramatically improved the classification of sex offenders over the past five years but is still failing to consistently collect registration fees.
State Auditor Suzanne Bump said in the audit released on Wednesday that the registry has reduced its backlog of unclassified sex offenders in Massachusetts by 71 percent since 2006. The board has also reduced from one year to 180 days the average time it takes to classify an offender.
Auditor Bump Identifies $37,949 in Wrongful Charges at Middlesex Human Service Agency
February 23, 2011
State Auditor Suzanne M. Bump today released an audit that found the Middlesex Human Service Agency, Inc. (MHSA) wrongfully billed and received $37,949 in payments from the Department of Transitional Assistance. These payments were to be used for running the Bristol Lodge Men’s Shelter and providing other related services for homeless men in the Waltham area. The audit reported that the funds were improperly used to pay for employees who did not work in the program.
Press Release: Auditor Bump Identifies $37,949 in Wrongful Charges at Middlesex Human Service Agency
Audit Report: The Examination Of Information Technology Controls At The Sex Offender Registry Board
Auditor Bump's Report Shows Improvement at Sex Offender Registry
February 23, 2011
Massachusetts State Auditor Suzanne M. Bump today reported that the Sex Offender Registry Board (SORB) has demonstrated improvements in performance since its 2006 audit, but acknowledges the Board is still not consistently collecting registration fees.
Auditor Bump Offers Testimony at Ways and Means Budget Hearing
February 16, 2011
Citing her advanced vision for the office, the changes already made to attain that vision and her upcoming initiatives, State Auditor Suzanne M. Bump offered testimony today before the Joint Committee on Ways Means at a hearing on the Fiscal 2012 Budget. Auditor Bump said, “My goal in this office is to make government work better. I see us - you and I - as partners in that work, examining government operations and then determining effective solutions to problems of fraud, inefficiency, ineffectiveness, or a lack of accountability or transparency".
Auditor Bump releases five reports
February 14, 2011
New Auditor Suzanne M. Bump today released five reports from audits conducted by her predecessor before she was sworn in on January 19, 2011.
Auditor Bump Names Deputy for Administration and Finance
February 11, 2011
New Massachusetts State Auditor Suzanne M. Bump has named Pamela Lomax, a former manager with the Executive Office of Labor and Workforce Development, as Deputy Auditor for Administration and Finance.
Lomax brings to the office more than 17 years of management and leadership experience in the public sector—state government, higher education and community-based organizations where she oversaw multi-million-dollar budgets and implemented performance-based management systems for staff. As the Economic Recovery Project Coordinator for the Executive Office of Labor, Lomax oversaw reporting and compliance for programs receiving Recovery Act funding. Previously, she was Assistant Vice President of Advancement at Suffolk University.
Boston Globe: Activists urge lawmakers to expand bullying law
February 10, 2011
State Auditor Suzanne Bump called for schools to report bullying to the state Department of Elementary and Secondary Education and for the department to compile an annual report of bullying incidents.
It “will allow educators, parents, students, school committee members, state education officials, and law enforcement to have an accurate and easily accessible count of incidents from year to year,’’ she said.
Auditor Bump Offers Testimony at Public Hearing on the Effectiveness of the Anti-Bullying Law
February 9, 2011
(Gardner Auditorium)- Citing lessons learned from a recent audit on the Commonwealth's hazing law, State Auditor Suzanne M. Bump recommended that school districts be required to regularly report incidents of bullying to the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education. Auditor Bump said, “we all want, and our children need, the anti-bullying law to be effective. I believe this amendment will make the program more effective and accountable.”
Milford Daily News: Milford Housing Authority audit shows improvement
February 8, 2011
State Auditor Suzanne Bump released a favorable report on certain activities of the Milford Housing Authority on Friday but cited room for improvement.
Milford Daily News: State gives Medway Housing Authority good review
February 8, 2011
Members of the Medway Housing Authority are pleased with the report recently released by State Auditor Suzanne Bump showing the authority was doing a good job managing its 194 units and complying with regulations.
Auditor Bump releases eleven reports
February 4, 2011
New Auditor Suzanne Bump has released eleven audit reports that were largely conducted by her predecessor before she was sworn in on January 19, 2011.
Press Release: Auditor Bump Releases Eleven Reports