ILLINOIS COMMERCE COMMISSION
For the Two Years Ended: June 30, 2009
Summary of Findings:
Total this audit: 3
Total last audit: 6
Repeated from last audit: 0
Release Date: June 3, 2010
State of Illinois, Office of the Auditor General
WILLIAM G. HOLLAND, AUDITOR GENERAL
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• The Commission did not timely cancel signature authorization with the State Comptroller for a former employee.
FINDINGS, CONCLUSIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS
UNTIMELY REVOCATION OF SIGNATURE AUTHORIZATION
The Commission did not timely cancel signature authorization with the State Comptroller for a former employee.
One of 4 (25%) signature authorization cards on file at the Office of the Comptroller at the end of FY09 was for an individual who departed from the Commission twelve months earlier.
The State Finance Act (30 ILCS 105/9.02) states that it is the responsibility of the agency to notify the Comptroller when delegation of signature authority is revoked.
Commission management stated the employee’s signature stamp was reclaimed upon separation; however, the employee’s signature authority was not timely revoked due to oversight. (Finding 1, Page 9)
We recommended the Commission cancel signature authorizations timely for individuals no longer employed and develop policies to monitor signature authorizations on file with the Comptroller.
Commission management agreed with the finding and stated a system to review signature authorities with the Comptroller’s Office has been implemented.
The remaining findings regarding agency workforce reports and controls over employee time are reportedly being given attention by the Commission. We will review the Commission’s progress toward implementing all recommendations in our next examination.
We conducted a compliance examination of the Illinois Commerce 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 agency does not, nor is it required to, prepare financial statements.
WILLIAM G. HOLLAND, Auditor General
This examination was conducted by the staff of the Office of the Auditor General.