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An Audit Report on Certification of the Permanent School Fund's Bond Guarantee Program

Description: Report of the Texas State Auditor's Office related to the total amount of school district bonds guaranteed by the Permanent School Fund's (PSF) Bond Guarantee Program (Program), whether these exceeded the limits established by state statute and the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), and following up on related issues from the previous year.
Date: April 2004
Creator: Texas. Office of the State Auditor.
Item Type: Report

An Audit Report on Contract Administration in the Department of Criminal Justice's Community Justice Assistance Division

Description: Report of the Texas State Auditor's Office related to the Department of Criminal Justice's Community Justice Assistance Division (CJAD), and the accuracy and completeness of the information it uses to allocate funds for adult probation services and the monitoring of its agreements with the community supervision and correction departments (CSCDs) that provide these services.
Date: September 2004
Creator: Texas. Office of the State Auditor.
Item Type: Report

An Audit Report on Controls over Permanent School Fund Real Estate and Collection of Oil and Gas Revenue at the General Land Office

Description: Report of the Texas State Auditor's Office related to determining whether the General Land Office's (Office) controls over investment practices associated with House Bill 3558, 77th Legislature (HB 3558), and controls over land holdings and over revenue collections for oil and gas leases that support the Permanent School Fund (PSF), are adequate.
Date: June 2004
Creator: Texas. Office of the State Auditor.
Item Type: Report

An Audit Report on Fund-raising Activities at the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department

Description: Report of the Texas State Auditor's Office related to reviewing the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department's fund-raising activities to ensure time spent on fund-raising is cost-effective, disclosing who has engaged in fund-raising activities for the Department and the value of gifts each person has received or solicited, and reviewing the financial transactions and records of state money held by the official nonprofit partner created by the Department.
Date: January 2004
Creator: Texas. Office of the State Auditor.
Item Type: Report

An Audit Report on Health Plan Cost Containment Measures and Contract Management at the Employees Retirement System and the Teacher Retirement System

Description: Report of the Texas State Auditor's Office related to the measures that the Employees Retirement System (ERS) and the Teacher Retirement System (TRS) have implemented to reduce the amount the State pays for its health care plans. The report determines whether the cost-containment measures taken for the self-insured ERS and TRS health care plans are achieving intended results, whether ERS and TRS health care contracts are properly administered to ensure that the State receives health care services at the lowest cost, and identifies additional cost-containment measures (including new plan designs) used by other state health insurance plans that could be applicable to the ERS and TRS plans.
Date: November 2004
Creator: Texas. Office of the State Auditor.
Item Type: Report

An Audit Report on Internal Controls and Financial Processes at the Cosmetology Commission

Description: Report of the Texas State Auditor's Office related to the gross fiscal mismanagement at the Cosmetology Commission (Commission) during fiscal years 2002 and 2003, the Commission's improper control over assets, its failure to discharge fiscal obligations in a timely manner, its misuse of state funds, its failure to maintain adequate fiscal records, and the plans for immediate corrective action and implementing a long-term financial remediation plan.
Date: February 2004
Creator: Texas. Office of the State Auditor.
Item Type: Report

An Audit Report on Management of Correctional Managed Health Care Contracts

Description: Report of the Texas State Auditor's Office related to deficiencies in the Correctional Managed Health Care Committee's (Committee) management of inmate health care and potential conflicts of interest between the Committee and university providers, which could indicate that a separate committee is no longer critical to the management of contracts for inmate health care.
Date: November 2004
Creator: Texas. Office of the State Auditor.
Item Type: Report

An Audit Report on Measuring Effectiveness of State and Federal Funding for At-Risk Students

Description: Report of the Texas State Auditor's Office related to evaluating the performance of programs receiving state and federal funds that target students who are at risk of dropping out of school, and developing a set of performance measures that are standard across all entities receiving state funds through these programs that target at-risk students such that the programs may be evaluated in comparison to one another.
Date: November 2004
Creator: Texas. Office of the State Auditor.
Item Type: Report

An Audit Report on Protection of Research Data at Higher Education Institutions

Description: Report of the Texas State Auditor's Office related to determining whether selected higher education institutions have (1) adequate controls for major research information systems to ensure that proprietary research information is sufficiently protected from loss or misuse, (2) access and security controls for the networks and information systems used for research, and (3) adequate physical security and disaster recovery plans to ensure that research information systems and data are not lost in the event of an emergency or disaster.
Date: June 2004
Creator: Texas. Office of the State Auditor.
Item Type: Report

An Audit Report on Selected Entities' Compliance with Requirements Relating to Historically Underutilized Businesses and Purchases From People With Disabilities

Description: Report of the Texas State Auditor's Office related to determining whether the selected entities (1) complied with Historically Underutilized Business (HUB) statutory requirements, (2) made efforts to comply with those requirements, and (3) reported complete and accurate information to the Texas Building and Procurement Commission (TBPC). In addition, the report addresses whether the entities complied with requirements regarding purchasing from people with disabilities.
Date: December 2004
Creator: Texas. Office of the State Auditor.
Item Type: Report

An Audit Report on State Entity Compliance with Benefits Proportional by Fund Requirements in Fiscal Years 2002 and 2003

Description: Report of the Texas State Auditor's Office related to determining whether entities that are required to pay benefits proportionally by fund (1) complied with the Comptroller of Public Accounts' Accounting Policy Statement (APS) 011 requirements to complete Benefits to be Proportional by Fund reports and (2) processed adjustments to achieve proportionality.
Date: June 2004
Creator: Texas. Office of the State Auditor.
Item Type: Report

An Audit Report on the Department of Health's Implementation of Its Bioterrorism Preparedness Plans

Description: Report of the Texas State Auditor's Office related to substantial progress made by the Department of Health in implementing bioterrorism preparedness plans specified in its cooperative agreements with two federal agencies that fund its bioterrorism preparedness activities, as well as opportunities for improvement in the Department's processes for contract development and monitoring.
Date: June 2004
Creator: Texas. Office of the State Auditor.
Item Type: Report

An Audit Report on The Department of Health's Monitoring of Program Service Contractors' Financial Operations

Description: Report of the Texas State Auditor's Office related to determining whether the Department of Health enforces financial accountability by ensuring that contractors provide the services for which they request payment, ensuring that contractors follow state and federal requirements related to contract and grant management activities, and having controls in place to ensure that it receives payment from performing contracts.
Date: April 2004
Creator: Texas. Office of the State Auditor.
Item Type: Report

An Audit Report on the Department of Transportation's Administration of Construction Contracts

Description: Report of the Texas State Auditor's Office related to assessing controls over the Department of Transportation's payments on construction contracts, specifically regarding whether the Department effectively monitors and controls payments on construction projects, and whether Department management has the information necessary to support decision-making related to construction projects.
Date: October 2004
Creator: Texas. Office of the State Auditor.
Item Type: Report

An Audit Report on the Health and Human Services Commission's Administration of the CHIP Exclusive Provider Organization Contract

Description: Report of the Texas State Auditor's Office related to assessing the Health and Human Services Commission's (Commission) systems and controls for monitoring managed care contracts in connection with its Business Improvement Plan with respect to the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) exclusive provider organization (EPO) contract and subcontracts.
Date: July 2004
Creator: Texas. Office of the State Auditor.
Item Type: Report

An Audit Report on the Soil and Water Conservation Board

Description: Report of the Texas State Auditor's Office related to determining whether the Texas State Soil and Water Conservation Board maintains and reports reliable financial and program data, safeguards its assets and uses them efficiently, makes progress toward its goals and objectives, and complies with applicable laws and regulations.
Date: March 2004
Creator: Texas. Office of the State Auditor.
Item Type: Report