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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.
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
Bump commends Black and Latino Legislative Caucus and Massachusetts Chiefs of Police Association for their leadership on improving police accountability
Bump also calls on the agency to improve oversight of facilities that manufacture, process, and use toxic substances
Bump calls on the organization to establish policies and procedures to ensure spending is in line with its mission
DESE points to a transition between data systems as the source of this issues and indicates it is taking steps to resolve them
Bump reiterates call for permanent process to fund mandated early voting costs
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
DFS indicated it has implemented, or plans to implement, the audit’s recommendations
Bump says EEC has made progress in recent years, but still more work to be done in terms of child safety
MBTA was not ensuring retrieval and deactivation of employee access cards when employees left or were terminated.
Inadequate technology and lax management leave the agency open to abuse
Four disciplinary cases were delayed as a result of these cancellations
Areas of improvement in existing internal controls of the foundation include better cash disbursement and credit card transaction monitoring, and enhanced documentation for expenditures.