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Audit Finds No Deficiencies at Holyoke Community College Foundation, Offers Steps to Improve Financial Management 

9/17/2020 Office of the State Auditor

Bump’s audit urges HCCF to improve documentation of accounting practices and disclosure of related-party transactions.

Press Statement

State Auditor Suzanne M. Bump's Statement on the Passing of Chief Justice Ralph Gants 

9/14/2020 Office of the State Auditor

Bump released the following statement shortly after the passing of Chief Justice Gants.

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Audit Leads to Improved Compliance with the Open Meeting and Conflict of Interest Laws at Commission on the Status of Women 

8/27/2020 Office of the State Auditor

In both instances, the commission indicated it has taken action to begin implementing Bump’s recommendations to address the issues.

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State Auditor Suzanne M. Bump Receives NASACT’s President’s Award  

8/27/2020 Office of the State Auditor

Bump received the award for her commitment to government transparency and her leadership related to the prevention of Medicaid fraud.

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Audit Calls for Improvements in Cybersecurity Training at Holyoke Community College 

8/11/2020 Office of the State Auditor

HCC did not implement an IT security training program for employees until October 2018, more than nine years after a state executive order required it to do so.


Testimony of State Auditor Suzanne M. Bump to the House of Representatives on Police Training in the Commonwealth 

7/16/2020 Office of the State Auditor

In a letter to members of the House of Representatives, Auditor Bump calls on the state to take steps to improve police training and accountability.

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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

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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


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

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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

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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