Auditor General releases findings in audit of Department of Corrections’ violence reporting system

Auditor General releases findings in audit of Department of Corrections’ violence reporting system

Auditor General Eugene DePasquale held a news conference Thursday to release his office’s findings from a review of the Department of Corrections’ procedures for reporting acts of violence at the department’s 25 state corrections institutions and one rehabilitation boot camp.

 

The Department of Corrections requested the Office of Auditor General look at its violence reporting methods last year to determine the integrity of current processes used.

Thursday, October 20, 2016/Author: Jason Gottesman
Auditor General distributes aid for municipal pension plans, volunteer firefighters as part of new duties

Auditor General distributes aid for municipal pension plans, volunteer firefighters as part of new duties

Auditor General Eugene DePasquale announced Wednesday that he has released $336.5 million in aid to municipal pension plans and volunteer firefighters on duties assumed by his office after the dismantling of the Public Employee Retirement Commission earlier this year.

Wednesday, October 5, 2016/Author: Jason Gottesman
Categories: News and Views
Auditor General to audit Philadelphia Parking Authority

Auditor General to audit Philadelphia Parking Authority

Auditor General Eugene DePasquale announced Monday that he will begin auditing the Philadelphia Parking Authority to determine the adherence to and the effectiveness of PPA’s employment policies and procedures, including policies and procedures related to prohibiting sexual harassment and discrimination in the workplace.

Monday, October 3, 2016/Author: Jason Gottesman
Categories: News and Views
AG DePasquale: “When a person receiving benefits dies, the benefits should stop. Period.”

AG DePasquale: “When a person receiving benefits dies, the benefits should stop. Period.”

At a press conference Thursday morning, Auditor General DePasquale said that the Department of Human Services (DHS) should stop putting public assistance benefits on ACCESS cards that belong to people who have died. 

DePasqaule found in his latest audit that, during a 12-month period, DHS had paid public assistance benefits to over 2,000 card holders who had passed away. 

He stated that he is working to "make sure we can better protect taxpayers and make sure that the people who need assistance are the ones getting it."

Thursday, September 29, 2016/Author: Kara Barmoy
Categories: Video
Municipal pension reform likely on hold until next session

Municipal pension reform likely on hold until next session

Despite getting a legislative vehicle well along in the process, it looks like municipal pension will not have the support it needs in its current form to get across the finish line this fall, putting the reform effort off until the next legislative session in January.

 

The current vehicle legislation—House Bill 414—currently sits in the Senate Finance Committee where stakeholders have been trying to work with members from both sides of the aisle to get a compromise reform measure through the General Assembly since last November when the committee amended a comprehensive municipal reform measure into the bill.

Thursday, September 15, 2016/Author: Jason Gottesman
Categories: News and Views
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