REPORT DIGEST

 

SHAPIRO DEVELOPMENTAL CENTER

 

LIMITED SCOPE COMPLIANCE EXAMINATION

For the Two Years Ended: June 30, 2009

 

Summary of Findings:

Total this audit:1

Total last audit:1

Repeated from last audit:0

 

Release Date: June 29, 2010

 

State of Illinois, Office of the Auditor General

WILLIAM G. HOLLAND, AUDITOR GENERAL

 

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SYNOPSIS

 

ē†††††††††† The Center did not maintain sufficient controls over the recording of State property.†††

INTRODUCTION

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††††††††††† The Illinois Department of Human Services (DHS) - Shapiro Developmental Center (Center) is located at 100 East Jeffrey Street, Kankakee, Illinois.The Center was established in the late 1800ís as a mental health center but has served individuals with developmental disabilities since May 10, 1974.

 

FINDINGS, CONCLUSIONS, AND RECOMMENDATIONS

 

INADEQUATE CONTROLS OVER STATE PROPERTY

 

††††††††††††††††††††††† The Center did not maintain sufficient controls over the recording of State property.We noted the Center did not properly code the transfer-in of vehicles, could not provide equipment transfer request forms, did not record all property at proper cost, did not timely record purchases on the Centerís property records, and included obsolete items on their property records.(Finding 1, pages 10-11)

 

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† We recommended the Center strengthen controls over the recording and reporting of State property by ensuring all property is recorded accurately on the property control records and applicable supporting documentation is completed and maintained for all property transactions.

 

††††††††††††††††††††††† Center officials agreed with the finding and stated the Center will strengthen its property control process for recording and reporting of State property.

 

AUDITORSí OPINION

 

††††††††††† We conducted a limited scope compliance examination of the Center as required by the Illinois State Auditing Act.Financial statements for the entire Department of Human Services will be presented in the Departmentís audit report.

 

 

WILLIAM G. HOLLAND, Auditor General

 

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AUDITORS ASSIGNED

 

This examination was performed by the Office of the Auditor Generalís staff.