REPORT DIGEST

 

GOVERNORíS COMMISSION ON THE STATUS OF WOMEN IN ILLINOIS

 

COMPLIANCE AUDIT

For the Two Years Ended:

June 30, 2003

 

Summary of Findings:

 

Total this audit                     0

Total last audit                     0

Repeated from last audit      0

 

Release Date:

April 15, 2004

 

 

 

 

State of Illinois

Office of the Auditor General

WILLIAM G. HOLLAND

AUDITOR GENERAL

 

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INTRODUCTION

Effective June 1997 the Governor created the Governorís Commission on the Status of Women in Illinois (Commission). This Commission, which was created by Executive Order Number 1, (1997), expired as of December 31, 1998. On January 21, 1999, the Commission was re-established by Executive Order Number 1 (1999). The primary purpose of the Commission was to study the issues surrounding womenís equity in Illinois. Other purposes of the Commission were to examine and promote utilization of public-private partnerships to raise awareness and develop collaborative solutions and to make recommendations to the Governor and the General Assembly for statutory and programmatic changes necessary to eliminate barriers to equity for women.

FINDINGS, CONCLUSIONS, AND RECOMMENDATIONS

There were no material findings disclosed during our audit tests. We commend the Commission for maintaining an effective system of internal control.

AUDITORSí OPINION

We conducted a compliance audit of the Commission as required by the Illinois State Auditing Act. We have not audited any financial statements of the Commission for the purpose of expressing an opinion because the Commission does not, nor is it required to, prepare financial statements.

 

 

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WILLIAM G. HOLLAND, Auditor General

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AUDITORS ASSIGNED

This audit was performed by the staff of the Office of the Auditor General.

 

{Financial information is summarized on the reverse page.}

 

GOVERNORíS COMMISSION ON THE STATUS OF WOMEN IN ILLINOIS

                                          COMPLIANCE AUDIT

                        FOR THE TWO YEARS ENDED JUNE 30, 2003

 

EXPENDITURE STATISTICS

2003

2002

2001

ē Total Expenditures (All Funds)

 

OPERATIONS TOTAL

% of TOTAL Expenditures

Personal Services and Other Payroll Costs

    9; (FICA, Retirement)

% of Operations Total Expenditures

Contractual Services

% of Operations Total Expenditures

All Other Operations Items

% of Operations Total Expenditures

 

NON-APPROPRIATED FUNDS *

% of TOTAL Expenditures

 

$39,224

 

$39,224

100.0%

 

$31,853

81.2%

$2,675

6.8%

$4,696

12.0%

 

$0

0%

$153,163

 

$149,809

97.8%

 

$109,954

73.4%

$37,074

24.7%

$2,781

1.9%

 

$3,354

2.2%

$230,337

 

$227,487

98.8%

 

$68,693

30.2%

$140,889

61.9%

$17,905

7.9%

 

$2,850

1.2%

CHAIRPERSON OF THE COMMISSION

During Audit Period: Judith A. Gold

Currently: All Board members resigned December 31, 2002

* The original Commission, for convenience purposes, used a local account at Governors State University (GSU), which was set up through the Governors State University Foundation, to process all deposits and expenditures. The original Commission had funds remaining in this local account at December 31, 1998. The re-established Commission continues to expend monies from this account until the funds are depleted.

In addition to the local account funds, the Commission received a lump sum appropriation from the General Revenue Fund of $250,000 for FY02 and $249,300 for FY03 to fund the Commissionís activities.