Recurring Findings

Social Services: Recurring Significant Internal Control Deficiencies
Federal Program Issue First Year Reported
Department's Assertion Page Number
Adoption Assistance Social Services needs to improve its controls over eligibility determinations. Specifically, adoption case files we reviewed at district offices did not contain completed documents that demonstrate compliance with federal regulations. 2007-08
Social Services indicated that it is continuing its efforts to implement a quality control process including complete adoption forms in district office case files. It also stated that Social Services has implemented a revised checklist and conducted district office training to ensure thorough management review of adoption case files. Finally, according to Social Services, it will ensure that the Adoption Assistance program follows established internal control procedures and complies with federal laws and regulations. 46
Grants to States for Construction of State Home Facilities Veterans Affairs lacked written policies and procedures regarding General Services' payments to contractors and verification that contractors are not suspended or debarred. 2008-09
Veterans Affairs intends to follow the newly established policies and procedures to verify that General Services is in compliance with federal requirements regarding payment to contractors and suspension and debarment activities. 111
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