|Office of the State Auditor
|February 14, 2019
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 Human Resources Division (HRD) for the period July 1, 2016 through December 31, 2017. In this performance audit, we examined HRD’s compliance with Executive Order (EO) 526, including determining whether HRD ensured that executive branch agencies complied with reporting requirements for affirmative action plans and diversity plans and whether HRD imposed any remedial courses of action on noncompliant agencies.
Below is a summary of our findings and recommendations, with links to each page listed.
HRD did not always ensure that executive branch agencies filed required affirmative action and diversity plans in a timely manner.
HRD did not ensure that all agencies submitted progress reports documenting actions taken toward meeting plan goals.
HRD should develop policies and procedures to monitor the tracking of all affirmative action and diversity plan progress reports to ensure that all agencies are working toward, and reporting on, meeting their goals in the two-year plan cycle. These policies and procedures should also establish the conditions under which HRD will take remedial actions against noncompliant agencies.