October 15, 2010

Honorable Charles A. Murphy, Chair
House Committee on Ways and Means
State House – Room 243
Boston, MA  02133

Dear Representative Murphy:

As required by Section 2B Chapter 27 of the Acts of 2009 and Section 2B Chapter 131 of the Acts of 2010, 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 Reports contains information regarding payment of prior year deficiencies through chargebacks to FY2010 and FY2011 funds.

In FY2010, a total of $2,307,827 was spent in prior year deficiencies for 26 departments.  Of that, $1,452,313 was from accounts that had sufficient funds and $855,514 was from accounts that had insufficient funds.

Through the first quarter of FY2011, a total of $1,023,025 was spent in prior year deficiencies for 6 departments.  Of that, $10,549 was from accounts that had sufficient funds and $1,012,476 was from accounts that had insufficient funds.

Sincerely,

Martin J. Benison
Comptroller

MJB/jdn

Enc. Prior Year Deficiency Through FY2011 Q1 pdf format of    fy11_qtr1_letter_attch_1.pdf
Prior Year Deficiency Final Report for FY2010 pdf format of    fy11_qtr1_letter_attch_2.pdf

CC:   Steven C. Panagiotakos, Chair, Senate Committee on Ways and Means
          Jay Gonzalez, Secretary, Executive Office for Administration and Finance
          Doug Howgate, Budget Director, Senate Ways and Means Committee
          Jeita Phillips, Budget Director, House Ways and Means Committee
          Michael Esmond, Budget Director, Administration and Finance