REPORT DIGEST

 

 

JUDICIAL INQUIRY BOARD

 

COMPLIANCE EXAMINATION

For the Two Years Ended:

June 30, 2008

 

Summary of Findings:

 

Total this audit††††††††††     ††† 1

Total last audit†††††††††††††      1

Repeated from last audit    0

 

 

Release Date:

February 26, 2009

 

 

 

State of Illinois

Office of the Auditor General

WILLIAM G. HOLLAND

AUDITOR GENERAL

 

 

 

 

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SYNOPSIS

 

 

 

®      The Judicial Inquiry Board was not composed of nine members as required by the Constitution of the State of Illinois.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

 


 

 

                                                                               

 

JUDICIAL INQUIRY BOARD

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† COMPLIANCE EXAMINATION

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† For The Two Years Ended June 30, 2008

 

EXPENDITURE STATISTICS

FY 2008

FY 2007

FY 2006

†††† Total Expenditures ...............................

 

$678,576

$681,568

$683,491

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

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

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

$298,358

44%

5

$285,010

42%

5

$286,084

42%

5

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

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

 

$80,085

12%

 

$62,872

9%

 

$53,351

8%

†††††††† Contractual Services........................

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

$277,170

41%

$304,750

45%

$316,367

46%

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

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

$22,963

3%

$28,936

4%

$27,689

4%

 

 

 

 

†††† Cost of Property and Equipment...........

$100,048

$98,376

$98,038

 

SELECTED ACTIVITY MEASURES

(Not Examined)

 

FY 2008

 

FY 2007

 

FY 2006

Complaints received/initiated..............................

 

Complaints filed with Illinois Courts Commission..

 

456

 

3

 

459

 

2

439

 

0

 

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

†††† During Audit Period:Kathy Twine

†††† Currently:Kathy Twine



 

 

 

 

 

Board was not composed of the required nine members

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

FINDINGS, CONCLUSIONS, AND RECOMMENDATIONS

 

LACK OF REQUIRED BOARD MEMBERS

 

††††† The Judicial Inquiry Board (Board) was not composed of nine board members as required by the Constitution of the State of Illinois.During the examination period, the Board was not comprised of two of three legal members and one of four public members.

 

††††† We recommended the Board continue to work with the Governorís Office to ensure the Board vacancies are filled in a timely manner.

 

††††††††††† Board officials stated that the Governor is solely responsible for the appointment of non-judicial members.The Board also stated that the Board is not required to ensure that vacancies are filled in a timely manner.† †

 

AUDITORSí OPINION

 

††††† We conducted a compliance examination of the Judicial Inquiry Board as required by the Illinois State Auditing Act.We have not audited any financial statements of the Board for the purpose of expressing an opinion because the Board 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

 

††††† The compliance examination was conducted by the Auditor Generalís staff.