DePasquale says he will audit Labor and Industry UC service and SIIF fund at heart of dispute between Governor and Senate Republicans

DePasquale says he will audit Labor and Industry UC service and SIIF fund at heart of dispute between Governor and Senate Republicans

Ending weeks of speculation as to whether he would respond to requests from Republican senators to audit the Department of Labor and Industry’s unemployment compensation service and SIIF fund that are at the heart of a dispute between the Wolf administration and Senate Republicans, Auditor General Eugene DePasquale confirmed Thursday his office will conduct a performance audit of the two entities.

Thursday, January 19, 2017/Author: Jason Gottesman
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PA row officers take oath of office

PA row officers take oath of office

Two new and one reelected Pennsylvania row officers took the oath of office Tuesday, officially beginning their terms.

Tuesday, January 17, 2017/Author: Jason Gottesman
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Auditor General slams payout to former PPA executive director

Auditor General slams payout to former PPA executive director

Auditor General Eugene DePasquale slammed a recent payout to former Philadelphia Parking Authority Executive Director Vincent Fenerty.

 

Fenerty stepped down in his post in September 2016 shortly before a likely vote by the PPA board to remove him from his position after allegations of sexual harassment on the part of Fenerty came to light earlier in the year.

Thursday, January 5, 2017/Author: Jason Gottesman
DePasquale defers unemployment compensation funding audit decision until January

DePasquale defers unemployment compensation funding audit decision until January

After receiving a number of requests from legislators to conduct a financial and performance audit of the unemployment compensation system in Pennsylvania, Auditor General Eugene DePasquale announced Wednesday that he will defer making a final decision as to whether to pursue and audit until January.

 

Requests from lawmakers to examine how finances have been spent in the past and the operational efficiency of Pennsylvania’s unemployment compensation call centers started almost immediately after the Department of Labor and Industry announced in November that the legislature’s failure to pass a funding extension for certain aspects of the UC system would result in nearly 600 layoffs within the department and the closure of three call centers as well as the Harrisburg overflow center.

Wednesday, December 7, 2016/Author: Jason Gottesman
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Auditor General says Act 13 impact fee needs clarification, better oversight

Auditor General says Act 13 impact fee needs clarification, better oversight

Auditor General Eugene DePasquale Tuesday released an audit of the Public Utility Commission’s oversight of Act 13 impact fee collections and noted corresponding findings demand a revision to the law to provide clarification on how the money can be spent and better oversight of how money is distributed and used.

 

Since its enactment in 2012, the impact fee has brought in around $856 million with $428 million of that split between counties and municipalities. DePasquale noted the performance audit his office recently concluded shows that local spending of the impact fee money is outside the intent of mitigating local impacts of natural gas drilling, some municipalities received overpayments, and changes to the law are needed to better support housing programs under Act 13.

Tuesday, December 6, 2016/Author: Jason Gottesman
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