Governor Deval Patrick's Budget Recommendation - House 1 Fiscal Year 2014

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Central Audit and Compliance for State Entities

Programs targeted to audit state entities and ensure all agencies are in compliance with stated policies and procedures.


Americans with Disabilities Act Compliance and Coordination For the purpose of overseeing and administering the Commonwealth's compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and providing technical assistance and consultation on disability related matters both internal and external to government.
Expenditure Management For the purpose of managing the Commonwealth's expenditures to assure prompt pay discounts are taken and investment income is maximized in compliance with legal requirements including pro-actively scheduling payments and publishing monthly reports on missed opportunities to reduce expenditures.
Financial Auditing and Compliance For the purpose of overseeing departmental activity to ensure compliance with industry standards and state and federal requirements governing control and reporting of expenditures and revenues.
Legal Settlements For the purpose of approving tort and legal settlements by state agencies.
Payroll Administration and Processing For the purpose of managing the central payroll system to ensure accurate and timely payment of wages by monitoring estimated expenses and conducting quality control to address any anomalies before sending the payment file to the Treasurer.
Prevention of Fraud, Waste, and Abuse For the purpose of delivering a comprehensive program to prevent fraud, waste and abuse of government resources by increasing awareness, training state staff, identifying instances of abuse and investigating unusual activity that could indicate potential fraud.
Public Benefits Fraud Prevention For the purpose of protecting the public from fraud, overbilling or unallowable expenses and recovering illegally obtained funds by investigating benefit transactions and examining behaviors that are questionable in practice and indicative of fraudulent activity.
Public Service Integrity For the purpose of fostering integrity in public service and promoting the public's trust and confidence through education, advice, and enforcement of laws.

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