Posted Nov. 2, 2015
Capital Region BOCES
recently received a commendation for its claims auditing process.
The organization was praised by the Office of the New York State Comptroller in a report released Oct. 16 for establishing and implementing an effective system of controls over claims processing.
Such a positive review is atypical, according to Capital Region BOCES Deputy District Superintendent Mark Jones.
"The commendation truly belongs to our business office personnel,â€� said Jones. "It's reflective of our quality, hard-working staff that pays close attention to detail.â€�
The audit was conducted during the period of July 1, 2014 through June 30, 2015 in accordance with generally accepted governmental auditing standards. It included a review of 50 randomly selected claims totaling $328,799 to ensure they were accurate, properly supported and for legitimate BOCES purposes.
"Even though our BOCES was fortunate enough to have received a commendation for the quality of its claims audit process, we believe the interaction with your audit staff produced a deeper and broader understanding of the importance of control systems,â€� said Jones in his written response to the government agency.
The comptroller's office routinely audits state agencies, public authorities and local governments to ensure funds are used efficiently, that programs achieve their established goals and assets are protected.
The Board of Education will officially accept and recognize the report during its Nov. 16 meeting.
Download the complete claims auditing report [PDF]