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Audit Audit of the Bureau of the State House (BSH)

The audit called for improvements in the administration of BSH's Special Events Fund (SEF). The audit examined the period of July 1, 2017 through December 31, 2019.

Organization: Office of the State Auditor
Date published: June 24, 2021

Executive Summary

In accordance with Section 12 of Chapter 11 of the Massachusetts General Laws, the Office of the State Auditor has conducted a performance audit of the Bureau of the State House (BSH) for the period July 1, 2017 through December 31, 2019. In this performance audit, we reviewed the activities of the State House Special Events Fund (SEF) to determine whether BSH charged and collected fees for the rental of space in the State House, and incurred expenses, in accordance with the General Laws.

Below is a summary of our finding and recommendation, with links to each page listed.

Finding 1
 

BSH could not always provide evidence that SEF expenses had been approved by the Joint Committee on Rules.

Recommendation
 

BSH should seek approval from the Joint Committee on Rules for all SEF expenditures over $1,000, save the approvals electronically, print them, and file them in its hardcopy vendor files.

 

A PDF copy of the audit of the Bureau of the State House is available here.

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