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Request for Proposals to to Examine the Current Child Safety System and to Consult on the Effective Establishment of the New Department of Child Safety

Request for Proposals to to Examine the Current Child Safety System and to Consult on the Effective Establishment of the New Department of Child Safety

The Office of the Auditor General (Office) for the State of Arizona is requesting proposals from qualified consultants to 1) examine Arizona’s current child safety system and consider best practices to improve the delivery of services in this state and 2) provide consultation on the effective establishment of the new Department of Child Safety with a focus on implementation challenges. A report must be completed no later than July 1, 2015. The maximum amount of the contract is $250,000. Sealed proposals will be received until 5:00 P.M., Mountain Standard Time, on September 3, 2014.

 

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Fraud Prevention Alert—Falsifying Public Records

Fraud Prevention Alert—Falsifying Public Records

Public officials with oversight authority have a responsibility to ensure public records are protected, genuine, and true. In particular, to help ensure the appropriate use of public monies, officials should ensure that public records supporting financial transactions, such as invoices, cash receipts, and bank reconciliations, accurately represent facts and have not been falsified or otherwise altered. This alert outlines how public officials can help protect public records by exercising appropriate oversight, and establishing and enforcing policies that incorporate fundamental controls.

 

 

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Arizona State Board of Dental Examiners

Arizona State Board of Dental Examiners

The Arizona State Board of Dental Examiners (Board) issues licenses to dentists, dental hygienists, and dental consultants; certificates to dental assistants to perform X-rays and polish teeth, denturists to practice denture technology, and licensed dental hygienists to administer local anesthesia and nitrous oxide analgesia; and sedation permits to licensed dentists. Although the Board ensured that applicants met all statutory and rule requirements before it issued a license or permit and issued licenses and permits within the prescribed time frames, it should strengthen its oversight of licensees’ compliance with continuing-education requirements. In addition, the Board adequately investigated complaints, but should consistently document the basis for its decisions, improve its approach for imposing discipline, and improve its tracking of complaint resolution timeliness. Finally, the Board should improve its procedures for providing accurate and complete public information about those it regulates.

 

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Gila County Transportation Excise Tax

Gila County Transportation Excise Tax

Transportation excise tax money is statutorily restricted to street and highway purposes or transportation projects. Gila County (County) spent excise tax monies during calendar years 2009 through 2013 to address traffic safety and congestion issues and deteriorating road conditions. The County also completed a study that identified the most critical future transportation infrastructure needs and recommended projects to address them. In addition, the County spent its excise tax monies solely for street and highway purposes or transportation projects as required by Arizona Revised Statutes §28-6392(B) and implemented all but one of our prior audit recommendations.

 

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Chinle Unified School District

Chinle Unified School District

In fiscal year 2011, Chinle Unified School District’s student achievement was similar to peer districts’ averages, and the District’s operational efficiency was mixed, with some costs higher and some costs lower than peer districts’ averages. The District’s per pupil administrative costs were much higher than peer districts’, and it lacked adequate controls over its vehicles, accounts payable processing, and computer systems. The District’s plant operations costs were also much higher than peer districts’ because the District maintained more building space per student, which was likely not needed because Chinle USD operated its schools far below their designed capacities. The District’s food service program was reasonably efficient, and its transportation program had similar per mile costs to peer districts’. However, the District did not meet bus driver and bus preventative maintenance requirements.

 

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Request for Proposals to Conduct Performance Audit Work of the Arizona State Retirement System and the Public Safety Personnel Retirement System

Request for Proposals to Conduct Performance Audit Work of the Arizona State Retirement System and the Public Safety Personnel Retirement System

The Office of the Auditor General (Office) for the State of Arizona is requesting proposals from qualified persons or firms to conduct performance audit work as part of the Office’s performance audits and sunset reviews of the Arizona State Retirement System (ASRS) and the Public Safety Personnel Retirement System (PSPRS). The work to be performed includes a review of each agency’s investment strategies, alternative asset investment procedures, and fees paid to external investment managers. The Office’s audits must be completed no later than October 1, 2015. Sealed proposals will be received until 5:00 p.m. Mountain Standard Time on July 28, 2014.

 

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