REPORT DIGEST

 

EAST MOLINE CORRECTIONAL CENTER

 

LIMITED SCOPE

COMPLIANCE ATTESTATION

EXAMINATION

For the Two Years Ended:

June 30, 2004

 

Summary of Findings:

 

Total this audit†††††††††††††             1

Total last audit†††††††††            †††† 0

Repeated from last audit†††††††††† 0

 

 

Release Date:

April 21, 2005 

 

 

State of Illinois

Office of the Auditor General

WILLIAM G. HOLLAND

AUDITOR GENERAL

 

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SYNOPSIS

 

 

®      The Center failed to maintain proper administrative and accounting control relating to transactions in its locally held funds and employee compensation regarding overtime.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

{Expenditures and Activity Measures are summarized on the reverse page.}


 

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† ILLINOIS DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† EAST MOLINE CORRECTIONAL CENTER

†††††††††††††††††††††††† LIMITED SCOPE COMPLIANCE ATTESTATION EXAMINATION

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† For The Two Years Ended June 30, 2004

 

EXPENDITURE STATISTICS

FY 2004

FY 2003

FY 2002

!Total Expenditures (All Appropriated Funds)......

$21,465,518

$21,525,459

$21,998,590

†††† Personal Services......................................................

††††††††† % of Total Expenditures.........................................

$13,211,278

61.5%

$13,490,015

62.7%

$13,774,651

62.6%

†††† Other Payroll Costs (FICA, Retirement).....................

†††††††† % of Total Expenditures...................................

$2,815,084

13.1%

$3,095,357

14.4%

$3,136,535

14.2%

Average No. of Employees.................................

†††††† Average Salary Per Employee..................................

269

$49,113

261

$51,686

300

$45,915

†††† Student, Member and Inmate Compensation.................

†††††† % of Total Expenditures..........................................

$299,622

1.4%

$302,600

1.4%

$286,114

1.3%

     Contractual Services..................................................

         % of Total Expenditures...................................

     Commodities.....................................................

         % of Total Expenditures

$3,353,036

15.6%

$1,451,366

6.8%

 

$2,908,257

13.5%

$1,475,483

6.8%

$2,789,947

12.7%

$1,673,569

7.6%

††† All Other Items..........................................................

†††††††† % of Total Expenditures...................................

$335,132

1.6%

$253,747

1.2%

$367,774

1.6%

 

!Cost of Property and Equipment...........................

$43,183,835

$42,870,022

$42,679,694

 

SELECTED ACTIVITY MEASURES

FY 2004

FY 2003

FY 2002

!Average Number of Inmates.....................................

1,134

1,102

1,079

!Ratio of Correctional Officers to Inmates...................

1 / 5.8

1 / 5.7

1 / 5.1

!Cost Per Year Per Inmate.........................................

$18,832

$19,506

$20,322

!†† Rated Inmate Capacity..................................................

688

688

688

!†† Approximate Square Feet Per Inmate:

58

58

64

 

CENTER WARDEN(S)

†††† During Audit Period: Gary Wyant (7-1-2002 to12-31-2002), Ian Oliver (1-1-2003 to 04-15-2003), Gene Jungwirth starting 04-16-2003

†††† Currently: Gene Jungwirth



 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


An employee received pay for unearned overtime and obtained money from the locally held funds

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

FINDING, CONCLUSION, AND

RECOMMENDATION

 

WEAKNESS IN INTERNAL CONTROL RELATING TO LOCALLY HELD FUNDS AND PAYROLL

 

††††† During our testing we noted that an internal review conducted by the Department of Correctionís staff indicated an employee had apparently received compensation for unearned overtime and obtained money from the Centerís locally held funds.The Department and Center are pursuing legal action in regard to the issues noted with the employee.

 

††††† As a result of the Departmentís internal review of the issues at the Center the following procedures have been established:

 

        The person responsible for timekeeping has no access or authority to impact the payroll system.

        Overtime reports are reviewed twice monthly by the business administrator to identify potentially unreasonable amounts worked or paid.

        All disbursements from locally held funds require adequate supporting documentation that must be presented to the check signers.

        Reimbursements from the travel and allowance fund must have the proper forms signed by the inmate attached.

 

†††† Internal controls should be sufficient to prevent unauthorized access to Center assets and systems and to identify when such controls have been breached.(Finding 1, pages 10 & 11)

 

††††† We recommended the Center continue to establish and enforce administrative and accounting controls sufficient to deter and timely identify issues related to unauthorized access to systems or locally held funds.

 

††††† Management officials indicated the recommendation has been implemented and that procedures have been put in place to address the issues identified.Further, all of the discrepancies were documented and submitted to the Illinois State Police for investigation and that the former employee was subsequently indicted.

 

†††† Mary Ann Bohlen, Accounting Division Manager for the Department of Corrections, provided the response to our finding and recommendation.

 

AUDITORSí OPINION

 

††††† We conducted a limited scope compliance attestation examination of the Center as required by the Illinois State Auditing Act.We also performed certain agreed-upon procedures with respect to the accounting records of the Center to assist with our financial audit of the entire Department of Corrections.Financial statements for the Department will be presented in a separate report.

 

 

 

 

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WILLIAM G. HOLLAND, Auditor General

 

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SPECIAL ASSISTANT AUDITORS

 

††††† Our special assistant auditors for this audit were Duffner and Company, P.C.