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Audit Audit of the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office

The audit found $647,541 of goods and services were not properly procured and overtime pay was improperly managed. The audit examined the period of July 1, 2016 through June 30, 2018.

Organization: Office of the State Auditor
Date published: September 26, 2019

Executive Summary

In accordance with Section 12 of Chapter 11 of the Massachusetts General Laws, the Office of the State Auditor has performed an audit of the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office (FCSO) for the period July 1, 2016 through June 30, 2018. In this performance audit, we examined FCSO’s activities related to the appropriateness of its non-payroll expenses, its process for contracting for goods and services, its oversight of staff overtime, and its administration of the Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) Program. For our review of MAT Program case plans, we revised our scope to include case plans for inmates released from FCSO from January 1, 2018 through December 31, 2018.

Below is a summary of our findings and recommendations, with links to each page listed.

Finding 1
 

FCSO had deficiencies in its administration of $647,541 in contracts.

Recommendation
 

FCSO should establish monitoring controls over its contracting process to ensure that established policies and procedures in this area are followed.

Finding 2
 

FCSO had deficiencies in its administration of staff overtime.

Recommendations
 

  1. FCSO should take the measures necessary to ensure that all overtime authorization forms are approved, completed, and retained for all instances of overtime earned by staff members.
  2. FCSO should ensure that all overtime earned by staff members is reconciled to overtime authorization forms.

 

A PDF copy of the audit of the Franklin County Sheriff's Office (FCSO) is available here.

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