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An Audit Report on Correctional Officer Staffing at the Department of Criminal Justice

Description: Report of the Texas State Auditor's Office related to the growing correctional officer shortage in the Department of Criminal Justice. The report assesses how current correctional officer staffing levels compare to authorized staffing patterns, evaluates whether the Department has an effective process for determining the number of correctional officers needed at its institutions, determines if the Department ensures the safety of staff members and inmates in light of its current staffing situation, and evaluates whether the Department has a sound process for recruiting, hiring, training, and retaining qualified correctional officers.
Date: February 2001
Creator: Texas. Office of the State Auditor.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

A Report on Compliance With Contract Workforce Requirements in the General Appropriations Act

Description: Report of the Texas State Auditor's Office related to determining compliance with a rider related to contract workforce requirements set forth in the General Appropriations Act, Article IX, Section 9-11.18 during fiscal year 2000.
Date: August 2001
Creator: Texas. Office of the State Auditor.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

A Review of Enrollment Reporting by Texas Public Community/Junior and Technical Colleges

Description: Report of the Texas State Auditor's Office related to enhancing accountability with regard to a college's reporting and to developing guidelines for reporting and self-auditing. Public institutions of higher education must report enrollment data according to the requirements of the Coordinating Board, Article III of the General Appropriations Act, and the Texas Education Code.
Date: December 2001
Creator: Texas. Office of the State Auditor.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Texas Can Benefit From Using A Standard Framework to Manage Software Development - A Pilot Study Using the Capability Maturity Model for Software

Description: Report of the Texas State Auditor's Office related to making available a baseline set of standard processes for information technology (IT) software project implementation management for Texas state agencies; and determining the degree to which Carnegie Mellon University-Software Engineering Institute's Capability Maturity Model for Software (SW-CMM) framework can be used to improve state agencies' software development processes so that software projects will be cost-effective and successful and provide reliable systems developed on time, within budget, and with agreed-to functionality.
Date: November 2001
Creator: Texas. Office of the State Auditor.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Highlights from the 2000 Statewide Single Audit

Description: Report of the Texas State Auditor's Office related to the 2000 Statewide Single Audit, an annual audit for the State of Texas conducted so that the State complies with the Single Audit Amendments of 1996 and Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Circular A-133.
Date: April 2001
Creator: Texas. Office of the State Auditor.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

The 2000 Statewide Single Audit Report

Description: Report of the Texas State Auditor's Office related to the ability of State agencies and universities to control financial resources and comply with state and federal laws and regulations.
Date: April 2001
Creator: Texas. Office of the State Auditor.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

An Audit of the Financial Statements of the Permanent School Fund for the Fiscal Year Ended August 31, 2000

Description: Report of the Texas State Auditor's Office related to the audit opinion on the Permanent School Fund's (Fund) fiscal year 2000 financial statements, which are materially correct in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles.
Date: April 2001
Creator: Texas. Office of the State Auditor.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

An Audit Report on The State Treasury and Its Trust Company, the Texas Tomorrow Fund, and TexPool

Description: Report of the Texas State Auditor's Office related to determining whether the Texas Treasury Safekeeping Trust Company (Trust Company) employs effective controls and procedures when processing the State's transactions and assessing whether it effectively and appropriately manages the funds under its care; determining whether the Treasury Operations (Treasury) has implemented the recommendations made in a previous audit report; assessing the Texas Prepaid Higher Education Tuition Board's oversight of the Texas Tomorrow Fund's actuarial assumptions, contracting decisions, benchmarking, and risk assessment process; and determining whether the Texas Local Government Investment Pool receives sufficient monitoring.
Date: October 2001
Creator: Texas. Office of the State Auditor.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

A Financial Review of Midwestern State University

Description: Report of the Texas State Auditor's Office related to determining if Midwestern State University's (University) reporting processes enable it to provide legislative budget committees and University management with accurate and consistent financial information; determining if the University is using appropriated funds in accordance with applicable state laws and regulations; and determining the relationship between funds expended and outcomes.
Date: November 2001
Creator: Texas. Office of the State Auditor.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

An Informational Summary of Internal and Independent Audit Reports for the Texas Mutual Insurance Company

Description: Report of the Texas State Auditor's Office related to summarizing the Texas Mutual Insurance Company's internal and independent audit reports to provide the Legislature with an overview of significant findings resulting from the Company's financial and operational audits.
Date: December 2001
Creator: Texas. Office of the State Auditor.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

An Audit Report on Performance Measures at 12 State Entities for Fiscal Year 2001

Description: Report of the Texas State Auditor's Office related to determining whether selected state entities are accurately reporting their key performance measure results to the Automated Budget and Evaluation System of Texas (ABEST) database, and whether selected state entities have adequate control systems in place over the collection and reporting of their performance measures.
Date: August 2001
Creator: Texas. Office of the State Auditor.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

An Audit Report on Groundwater Conservation Districts - Phase Two

Description: Report of the Texas State Auditor's Office related to determining whether the thirteen audited districts had achieved the objectives in their groundwater management plans, and determining the districts' compliance with selected statutory requirements in Texas Water Code, Chapter 36.
Date: October 2001
Creator: Texas. Office of the State Auditor.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

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.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

An Audit Report on Property Reported as Lost or Stolen

Description: Report of the Texas State Auditor's Office related to the results of statistical testing at four agencies and universities indicating that state property with a total book value of $12.8 million may be missing, and opportunities for improvements in property management procedures which could reduce the risk of loss or theft of state assets.
Date: June 2001
Creator: Texas. Office of the State Auditor.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

An Audit Report on The Local Workforce Boards

Description: Report of the Texas State Auditor's Office related to determining whether the contract administration functions of the boards were designed and implemented to effectively and efficiently promote workforce development in their regions; whether the performance measure information used by the Workforce Commission (Workforce) to manage the State's workforce development system is accurate and relevant; and whether the services that the boards deliver to the clients of the workforce development system are resulting in the desired outcomes.
Date: March 2001
Creator: Texas. Office of the State Auditor.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

An Audit Report on the Financial Statements of the Teacher Retirement System of Texas for the Fiscal Year Ended August 31, 2000

Description: Report of the Texas State Auditor's Office related to financial statements from the Teacher Retirement System, which were accurately stated in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles.
Date: January 2001
Creator: Texas. Office of the State Auditor.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department