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A Profile of Four Texas Public University Systems

Description: Report of the Texas State Auditor's Office related to a profile of four Texas public university systems, including information on each system's size and finances, location of components, board committees and key administrative positions, services provided to its board of regents and components, statutory requirements, and comparisons to systems in six other states.
Date: January 1999
Creator: Texas. Office of the State Auditor.

An Overview of Juvenile Justice Alternative Education Programs

Description: Report of the Texas State Auditor's Office related to information on the Juvenile Justice Alternative Education Programs, including program background and history, state funding, per-student costs at selected counties, attendance rates, student academic progress, student demographics, and program implementation at selected sites.
Date: February 1999
Creator: Texas. Office of the State Auditor.

Projections for the Smart Jobs Fund, the Unemployment Compensation Trust Fund, and the Smart Jobs Holding Funds

Description: Report of the Texas State Auditor's Office related to determining the projected balance of the Smart Jobs fund at the conclusion of the Smart Jobs program and the remaining obligations and costs necessary to terminate the program; determining whether the Texas Workforce Commission follows an established process and uses reliable data in preparing monthly projected balances in the Unemployment Compensation Trust Fund and the Smart Jobs Holding Fund and identify factors used in the projections; and identifying the reasons for the increase in the projected amount below the Unemployment Compensation Trust Fund floor between the May and June 2001 projections.
Date: September 2001
Creator: Texas. Office of the State Auditor.

Electrical Fare-Box.

Description: Patent for device "to improve the illumination and increase the efficiency and subserviency of street-care fare-boxes. To these ends the source of light is located in the interior of the box, instead of being placed in a separate chamber at the outside of the box, as is now done, and electrical agency is utilized to produce the light and also to notify the driver that a passenger requires change and when a fair has been deposited in the box" (lines 8-17).
Date: February 8, 1887
Creator: Crowdus, Walter A.

Adjustable Attachment for Freight-Car Doors.

Description: Patent for a mechanism that creates "an adjustable attachment for freight-car doors, for preventing sparks and other objectionable matter from getting into the cars, and means for operating the attachment that is adapted for use in securing the door in different positions of adjustment, and for connection with the body of the car by means of a seal-support, in order that the fixed adjustment of the door cannot be changed without breaking the seal" (lines 12-21).
Date: December 28, 1886
Creator: Duzan, Thomas H.

An Audit of Leave Accounting Practices

Description: Report of the Texas State Auditor's Office related to Texas entities' leave accounting practices, specifically those concerning Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) overtime and state compensatory time, being generally in compliance with state and federal regulations. The report notes some areas of improvement for the four state agencies that were audited.
Date: August 1998
Creator: Texas. Office of the State Auditor.

An Audit of Management Controls at the Texas Workers' Compensation Commission

Description: Report of the Texas State Auditor's Office related to management controls at the Texas Workers' Compensation Commission (Commission). The report evaluates the existing management control systems at the Commission, which enable the Commission to accomplish its mission, goals, and strategies, and also provides suggestions for improvements to existing practices and systems.
Date: February 1998
Creator: Texas. Office of the State Auditor.

An Audit of Selected Agencies' Compliance with Contract Workforce Requirements

Description: Report of the Texas State Auditor's Office related to the Texas Workforce Commission's (TWC), the Texas Youth Commission's (TYC), and the Texas Workers' Compensation Commission's (TWCC) ability to comply with contract workforce requirements. This report reviews contract workforce information submitted annually by these agencies, and assesses risk based on this information and verifies accuracy of self-reported data at the agencies.
Date: December 2004
Creator: Texas. Office of the State Auditor.

An Audit of Small Agency Internal Control and Financial Processes

Description: Report of the Texas State Auditor's Office related to the internal control and financial processes of small agencies, specifically the Board of Medical Examiners (BME), the Board of the Examiners of Psychologists (BEP), the State Board for Educator Certification (SBEC), and the inefficiency with which they issue licenses or certifications and resolve complaints. This report determines if internal controls and financial processes are sufficient to ensure that the BME, BEP, and SBEC can meet statutory responsibilities, safeguard resources, and comply with applicable laws and regulations.
Date: December 2001
Creator: Texas. Office of the State Auditor.

An Audit of Management Controls at the Texas Department of Health's, Licensing and Certification Division

Description: Report of the Texas State Auditor's Office related to the management controls at the Department of Health's (Department) Licensing and Certification Division (Division) and opportunities for improvements in efficiency and effectiveness. The objective of the audit was to determine if the Department and Division have implemented controls which will allow the Division to fulfill its mission.
Date: August 1998
Creator: Texas. Office of the State Auditor.

An Audit of the Accuracy of Criminal Justice Information System Data at the Department of Public Safety and the Department of Criminal Justice

Description: Report of the Texas State Auditor's Office related to the controls over completeness, accuracy, and timeliness of the Criminal Justice Information System data at both the Department of Public Safety and the Department of Criminal Justice, and the opportunities for improvement to further enhance the accuracy and to agency-wide technology.
Date: December 2001
Creator: Texas. Office of the State Auditor.

An Audit of National Heritage Insurance Company Accounts Receivable, Claim Counts, and Selected Trust Funds Related to Administering Medicaid Claims for the Health and Human Services Commission

Description: Report of the Texas State Auditor's Office related to the National Heritage Insurance Company's (NHIC) accounts receivable, claim counts, and selected trust funds, its ability to administer Medicaid funds on behalf of the Health and Human Services Commission (Commission), and the amount the Commission pays NHIC for administering Medicaid claims.
Date: July 2003
Creator: Texas. Office of the State Auditor.

An Assessment of the Texas Education Agency's Monitoring System for Public Education

Description: Report of the Texas State Auditor's Office related to the Texas Education Agency's (TEA) monitoring systems for public education. This report assesses the adequacy of the TEA's monitoring processes, reviews the TEA's statewide data collection and reporting process to determine if the information provides timely, reliable, and useful information, and determines what accountability system controls are in place to adequately safeguard the state and federal resources used for public education.
Date: August 1996
Creator: Texas. Office of the State Auditor.

An Assessment of Human Resource Management Controls in Texas State Government

Description: Report of the Texas State Auditor's Office related to human resource management controls in Texas State government. This report analyzes the current status of human resources at a statewide level, determines whether human resource control systems at four state agencies and universities provide reasonable assurance that human resources are effectively contributing to the achievement of the organization's goals, and collects baseline measurements for human resources benchmarking.
Date: May 1997
Creator: Texas. Office of the State Auditor.

Audit of the Electronic Benefits Transfer System

Description: Report of the Texas State Auditor's Office related to the Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT) system effectively providing government benefits to recipients of food stamps and Aid to Families with Dependent Children (AFDC) and opportunities to improve controls to ensure retailers are provided with correct information, access is properly restricted, automated program changes are authorized, disruptions to the system do not occur, and cards and personal identification numbers are replaced in accordance with contract requirements.
Date: November 1996
Creator: Texas. Office of the State Auditor.

An Audit Report of the Department of Transportation's Highway Design Function

Description: Report of the Texas State Auditor's Office related to the Department of Transportation's management and effective controls over the highway design function, specifically in regard to increased construction funding which is putting additional pressure on a highway design function that appears to be at capacity.
Date: February 2000
Creator: Texas. Office of the State Auditor.

An Audit Report on Administration of Nursing Facility Contracts at the Department of Aging and Disability Services and the Health and Human Services Commission

Description: Report of the Texas State Auditor's Office related to to determining whether the Department of Aging and Disability Services (Department) and the Health and Human Services Commission (Commission) have adequate contract administration processes for nursing facilities, including sufficient contractor oversight, methods used to establish contractor reimbursement, and contract provisions sufficient to hold contractors accountable for delivery of quality services and prevent the inappropriate or inefficient use of public funds.
Date: April 2005
Creator: Texas. Office of the State Auditor.

An Audit Report on Agencies' and Higher Education Institutions' Background Check Procedures

Description: Report of the Texas State Auditor's Office related to the authorization of the majority of state agencies and higher education institutions to conduct background checks, the procedures for reporting on these checks, and the determination of whether other agencies institutions should be conducting background checks.
Date: March 2008
Creator: Texas. Office of the State Auditor.