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Mass. Bay Community College Failed to Address Recommendations to Improve Tracking of Valuable Property, Audit Finds 

5/11/2021 Office of the State Auditor

Audit also shows MBCC did not maintain an accurate inventory list of information technology (IT) equipment.

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Bump’s Office Receives National Award for Police Reform Efforts 

4/28/2021 Office of the State Auditor

The National State Auditors Association Special Projects Award is presented each year to the most innovative report or study that helps lead to major service or policy changes.

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Auditor Bump Names Samantha Ormsby as Communications Director 

4/23/2021 Office of the State Auditor

In this role, Ormsby will oversee an agency-wide communications strategy, lead media relations, and work to convey the important role of the Auditor's Office.

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Weak System for Verifying Vendor Financial Information Led to Unauthorized Transaction at Westfield State University, Audit Shows 

4/15/2021 Office of the State Auditor

In February 2020, the weakness in processes led WSU to make a $1.75 million unauthorized transfer.

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Audit Reveals Deficiencies in Case Management and Annual Reporting at Division of Administrative Law Appeals  

4/07/2021 Office of the State Auditor

Agency says understaffing forced them to adjust priorities.

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Audit Highlights Issues Related to Overtime at Chelsea Soldiers’ Home  

3/30/2021 Office of the State Auditor

Lack of an effective system for tracking overtime resulted in unapproved overtime being paid to nursing staff members.

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Tax Expenditure Review Commission Releases First Report 

3/26/2021 Office of the State Auditor

Commission to review every tax expenditure every five years

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Parole Board Provided Inadequate Reentry Information and Delayed Risk and Needs Assessments to Parolees, Audit Shows  

3/24/2021 Office of the State Auditor

Of the 60 parolee case files reviewed, MPB could not verify that 18 had the necessary information regarding reentry agreement and conditions.

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Audit Reveals 68 Percent of Workers’ Compensation Cases Delayed by Department of Industrial Accidents 

3/23/2021 Office of the State Auditor

The audit reviewed 10,695 claims, and found on average, that conferences between the worker’s attorney, insurance company, and judge were completed 89 days past the mandated timeframe of 28 days.

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Audit Reveals Unexplained $95,000 Variance at Office of Consumer Affairs and Business Regulation 

3/10/2021 Office of the State Auditor

Variance referred to the Attorney General’s Office

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Auditor Bump Asks Municipalities to Report Spending Related to 2020 Elections 

3/03/2021 Office of the State Auditor

Survey sent to cities and towns asks for information on costs incurred implementing vote-by-mail and expanded in-person early voting.

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Audit Warns Cape and Islands District Attorney’s Office Not Equipped to Provide Data on Juveniles Involved in the Criminal Justice System 

3/03/2021 Office of the State Auditor

Outdated Case Management System Impacts All District Attorneys’ Offices

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Auditor Bump's Testimony before the Committee on Ways and Means in Support of her FY22 Budget Request 

3/02/2021 Office of the State Auditor

During her testimony, Bump detailed her office’s transition to remote work, highlighted ways it has improved government operations during this period, and discussed her agency’s priorities for the upcoming fiscal year.

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In Budget Testimony, Auditor Bump Highlights FY22 Priorities 

3/02/2021 Office of the State Auditor

Bump detailed her office’s transition to remote work, highlighted ways it has improved government operations, and discussed her agency’s FY22 priorities.

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Meredith Barrieau, First Deputy Auditor, Receives National Leadership Award from the Association of Government Accountants 

2/24/2021 Office of the State Auditor

Barrieau was recognized for her leadership adopting new technologies and expanding agency wide professional development standards.

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