I’ve been reading state audits since the mid-1970’s when I served on the Legislative Audit Commission.
Take a look at these negative findings for the State Fire Marshall’s Office. They are pretty bad. 27 negative findings this year compared to 9 last year.
The Office did not
- exercise proper control over the contract and monitoring of the monies paid from the Firefighters Memorial Fund.
- maintain adequate documentation for an Interagency Agreement.
- competitively procure services, timely approve contractual and grant agreements, or prepare and file written contracts as required.
- maintain adequate controls over employees designated to work from a home office or the Office’s various locations.
- sufficiently monitor and pursue collections on delinquent accounts receivable.
- adequately utilize its State vehicles, request approval for lesser usage, justify all vehicle assignments, or have established criteria or documentation for vehicle replacement decisions.
- adequately monitor and document meal reimbursements.
- had a high number of past due inspections of Boiler and Pressure Vessels.
- comply with licensing and fee provisions of the Pyrotechnic Distributor and Operator Licensing Act.
- adopt rules for the administration and enforcement of elevator safety and installation standards during the examination period.
Whatever it “did not” do, a State Fire Marshall’s car was in Crystal Lake May 25th when a big house burned in the Wedgewood subdivision to the south of mine.
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If you click on the picture, you can see the car is from the State Fire Marshall’s Office.
And, if you want to see a Regional Superintendent of Schools run amuck, take a look at this audit summary. Nepotism, no shows, indictments, undocumented bonuses. The good news? It’s about a “former” Regional Superintendent.