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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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Audit Finds No Deficiencies in Old Colony YMCA’s Management of State Funds 

2/23/2021 Office of the State Auditor

Old Colony is a nonprofit that contracts with the state to provide various human services in southeastern Massachusetts.

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Bureau of Special Investigations Identifies Over $8 Million in Public Benefit Fraud in FY20 

2/18/2021 Office of the State Auditor

The report highlights notable activity surrounding BSI’s cases during the past fiscal year.

Press Release

Audit Warns of Inadequate Oversight of MGM Springfield’s Management of the MassMutual Center 

2/16/2021 Office of the State Auditor

Audit found deficiencies in billing and settlement records for MassMutual Center

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Expanded Mediation Could Speed Resolution of Cases before the Appellate Tax Board, Audit Shows 

2/09/2021 Office of the State Auditor

Despite this clear time savings, only approximately 2.7 percent of cases closed during the audit period were resolved through mediation.

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Auditor Bump Appoints Richard MacKinnon to Serve on the Public Employee Retirement Administration Commission 

2/03/2021 Office of the State Auditor

MacKinnon was nominated to serve by the president of the Massachusetts AFL-CIO.

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UMass Boston’s Failure to Pay New Employees on Time Hinders Effective Management of School’s Budget, Audit Shows 

1/19/2021 Office of the State Auditor

Some individuals hired by UMass Boston waited more than a year to be added to the school’s payroll system

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Auditor Bump Appoints Patricia Houpt to Serve on the Massachusetts Health Policy Commission 

1/11/2021 Office of the State Auditor

Houpt replaces Rick Lord, the former director and CEO of Associated Industries of Massachusetts.

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Auditor Bump Appoints Cinda Danh to Serve on the Asian American Commission 

1/06/2021 Office of the State Auditor

Danh will serve on the AAC for a three-year term, after which she will be eligible for reappointment.

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Audit Shows Only Three Percent of Newly Retired State Employees Received Initial Benefit Payments on Time 

1/06/2021 Office of the State Auditor

MSRB indicated the retirement of human resource and payroll personnel across state government as a result of the 2015 Early Retirement Incentive Program exacerbated this problem.

Press Release

Audit Finds No Deficiencies at Suffolk County Registry of Probate and Family Court 

12/31/2020 Office of the State Auditor

During the audit period, SCRPFC was administering and using the state's electronic case filing system effectively.

Press Release

Auditor Bump Reappoints Dr. Kimberly Truong to Serve on the Self-Determination Advisory Board 

12/30/2020 Office of the State Auditor

The Self-Determination Advisory Board was created to advise the Department of Developmental Services on efforts to implement, publicize, evaluate, improve and develop information regarding self-determination.

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PILOT Programs Undermined by Lack of Funding and Tax Rulings, Report Finds 

12/10/2020 Office of the State Auditor

State Auditor Suzanne Bump urges lawmakers to increase PILOT funding and clarify state laws governing taxation and PILOT agreements with solar facilities.

Press Statement

Auditor Bump on Police Reform Bill Passage: “An Important Step Forward in Both Public Safety and Civil Rights” 

12/02/2020 Office of the State Auditor

Measure takes action on recommendations included in 2019 report from Bump's office.

Press Release

Quincy Woman Admits to Public Benefits Fraud 

11/30/2020 Office of the State Auditor

Defendant ordered to spend a year under house arrest and pay a six-figure restitution after pleading guilty last week to fifteen indictments of defrauding public benefits programs and providing false or misleading information.