Senator Gardner called the meeting to order.
Kerri Hunter, Deputy State Auditor, Jenny Page, Legislative Audit Manager, Vickie Heller, Legislative Audit Manager, and Monica Neff, Legislative Audit Manager, presented the FY 2018 Annual Audit Report and the status of outstanding audit recommendations. Ms. Hunter provided background on the mission of OSA. Committee members received copies of the following documents:
Annual report (Attachment A: https://leg.colorado.gov/sites/default/files/2018_annual_report_final_8-21-2018_0.pdf); and,
Status of outstanding recommendations (Attachment B: https://leg.colorado.gov/sites/default/files/documents/audits/1811s_status_of_outstanding_recommendations_report__0.pdf
Ms. Heller further presented highlights of the Department of Corrections (DOC) Inmate Canteen and Banking Programs audit (Attachment C). She mentioned that the canteen does not have a consistent policy regarding pricing and made recommendations to correct this. She also answered questions about the balance in the Canteen Account.
Ms. Page provided a summary of the Office of the Child Representative (OCR) audit (Attachment D and E). This audit uncovered a range of concerns, primarily about the tracking, monitoring, and payment of contracts with attorneys and other non-profits. Ms. Page noted that OCR has agreed to implement the recommendations from the audit and referenced a change in leadership within the organization. Ms. Page answered questions about attorney billing, potential fraud, and the processing of bills.