Presentation of Status of Outstanding Audit Recommendations
COMMITTEE ON JOINT HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES
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03:08 PM -- Presentation of Annual Report: Status of Outstanding Audit Recommendations
Jenny Page, OSA, reported on the Status of Outstanding Audit Recommendations. She referenced a report that was distributed to the committee (Attachment L). The report gives a summary of outstanding audit recommendations that had not been implemented by departments as of June 30, 2015. Ms. Page explained the layout of the report. She told the committee that the report covers recommendations made to agencies from July 2009 to June 2014 and includes about 2,800 recommendations. 99 percent od the recommendations were agreed to at least partially by the departments. Ms. Page explained that departments set their own implementation date and noted that 96 percent of all recommendations have been implemented on time. 107 audit recommendations were still outstanding. Some recommendation are outstanding due to lateness or high priority.
Pooja Tulsian, OSA, explained the outstanding audit recommendations for HCPF. She started with the eight outstanding financial recommendations, and explained the two high priority recommendations. She told the committee that there are no IT or performance recommendations outstanding. Ms. Tulsian responded to legislator questions. Ms. Tulsian noted that there is risk of federal sanction with the outstanding recommendations.
Ms. Tulsian explained the outstanding audit recommendations for the Colorado Department of Human Services. She started with the 17 outstanding financial recommendations, and explained the two high priority recommendations. She explained that there are also IT and performance recommendations, but none outstanding. In response to a question, Ms. Tulsian explained that the recommendations are monitored annually for status until they are fully implemented.
Kerri Hunter, OSA, explained the federal government's involvement in some of the audit recommendations. She noted that the report was created to alert the legislators of outstanding recommendations. Members expressed concern over the timing of outstanding and partially implemented recommendations.
Ms. Tulsian explained that HCPF has not implemented the outstanding recommendations due to the computer system capacity, which will be resolved when system changes are implemented at the end of 2016. Ms. Page concluded the presentation.