To ensure that reporting into General Services contracts database is accurate and complete, both departments should establish a review-and-approval process for entering their contract information into the database.
Health Care Services stated that it completed an assessment of the feasibility of creating a new contract database, but determined that it is not economically feasible at this time. Health Care Services also stated that it provided training and instructions to staff on the importance of entering accurate information into the General Services database and that a supervisor regularly reviews reports from the database to ensure the accuracy and completeness of the data. (2011-406, p. 89).
Subsequent to the original publication of this response, the state auditor considered this recommendation to be fully implemented.
Agency responses received after June 2013 are posted verbatim.