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After Alleged Fraud at South Shore Stars, Audit Provides Guidance to Improve Integrity of Childcare Assistance 

6/30/2020 Office of the State Auditor

Bump initiated the audit at the request of the Department of Early Education and Care after the discovery of alleged fraud committed by the organization’s former enrollment director

Press Statement

Auditor Bump's Statement on Governor Baker’s Proposal to Implement a Statewide Police Officer Standards and Accreditation System 

6/17/2020 Office of the State Auditor

Bump commends Black and Latino Legislative Caucus and Massachusetts Chiefs of Police Association for their leadership on improving police accountability

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Department of Environmental Protection Leaving Public with Murky Picture of Water Quality, Audit Shows 

6/15/2020 Office of the State Auditor

Bump also calls on the agency to improve oversight of facilities that manufacture, process, and use toxic substances

Press Release

Audit Shows Improper Spending, Potential Conflicts of Interest at Fall River Line Pier, Inc. 

6/11/2020 Office of the State Auditor

Bump calls on the organization to establish policies and procedures to ensure spending is in line with its mission

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A Message from Auditor Bump on the Killing of George Floyd 

6/05/2020 Office of the State Auditor

Press Release

Audit Recommends Improvements to Waitlist and Attendance Monitoring at Department of Elementary and Secondary Education’s Adult Education Providers 

6/02/2020 Office of the State Auditor

DESE points to a transition between data systems as the source of this issues and indicates it is taking steps to resolve them

Press Release

State Owes Cities and Towns $727k for Mandated Early Voting Expenses Related to 2020 Presidential Primary 

5/27/2020 Office of the State Auditor

Bump reiterates call for permanent process to fund mandated early voting costs

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Audit Calls on UMass Building Authority to Ensure Workers Receive Prevailing Wage 

5/21/2020 Office of the State Auditor

Nearly 50 percent of the employee payroll records reviewed by Bump’s office had job classifications for contractor employees that did not match the Division of Labor Standards’ prevailing wage rate sheets

Press Release

Audit Leads to Improved Administration of Inventory and Earmarked Funds at Department of Fire Services 

5/12/2020 Office of the State Auditor

DFS indicated it has implemented, or plans to implement, the audit’s recommendations

Press Release

Audit Provides Recommendations to Improve Child Safety at State-Licensed Group Care Programs  

5/05/2020 Office of the State Auditor

Bump says EEC has made progress in recent years, but still more work to be done in terms of child safety

Press Release

Audit Offers Steps to Address Security Vulnerabilities at MBTA Vehicle Maintenance and Storage Facilities 

4/23/2020 Office of the State Auditor

MBTA was not ensuring retrieval and deactivation of employee access cards when employees left or were terminated.

Press Release

Audit Highlights Issues Related to Overtime at Massachusetts Environmental Police 

4/21/2020 Office of the State Auditor

Inadequate technology and lax management leave the agency open to abuse

Press Release

Lack of Quorum Cancels Many Board of Registration of Hearing Instrument Specialists Meetings, Audit Finds 

4/17/2020 Office of the State Auditor

Four disciplinary cases were delayed as a result of these cancellations

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Audit Finds No Deficiencies at Mount Waschusett Community College Foundation, Suggests Improvements to Financial Management  

4/13/2020 Office of the State Auditor

Areas of improvement in existing internal controls of the foundation include better cash disbursement and credit card transaction monitoring, and enhanced documentation for expenditures.

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Audit Shows State’s Board of Registration in Medicine Lacks Oversight of Health Services for Physicians 

4/06/2020 Office of the State Auditor

Physician Health Services, the state’s physician health program provider, offers consultation, assessment, support, and referrals for treatment of physicians who have potentially impairing health conditions.

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