Comptroller letterhead

May 1, 2017

Honorable Karen E. Spilka, Chair
Senate Committee on Ways and Means
State House – Room 212
Boston, MA  02133

Honorable Brian S. Dempsey, Chair
House Committee on Ways and Means 
State House – Room 243
Boston, MA  02133

Dear Chairwoman Spilka and Chairman Dempsey:

As required by 1599-2040 of Section 2B Chapter 133 of the Acts of 2016, the Office of the Comptroller is submitting this report on Prior Year Deficiencies, to the House and Senate Committees on Ways and Means.

The attached Paid Prior Year Deficiency Report contains information regarding payment of prior year deficiencies through chargebacks to FY2017 funds.

Through the third quarter of FY2017, details attached, a total of $11,223,963.79 was spent in prior year deficiencies for 42 departments.  Of that, $1,774,368 was incurred in accounts that had sufficient funds and $9,449,596 was from accounts that had insufficient funds.

Please let me know if you have any questions or need anything further.


Thomas G. Shack III, Esq. 
Comptroller of the Commonwealth


Enc pdf format of FY2017 Q3 attch

cc:        Kristen Lepore, Secretary, Executive Office for Administration and Finance

            Adriana Campos, Budget Director, Senate Ways and Means Committee

            Justin Sterritt, Budget Director, House Ways and Means Committee

            Catharine Hornby, Assistant Secretary for Budget, Administration and Finance