WORK IN PROGRESS
The Audit Council is required by Section 112 of Act 146 of 2010 to conduct periodic management audits of the Department of Employment and Workforce. By statute, the audits:
Department of Employment and Workforce
- Include a detailed accounting of revenues and expenditures of the Unemployment Insurance (UI) Trust Fund since 2000.
- Determine the adequacy of the process for notifying state officials of the financial status of the trust fund.
- Assess alternatives for maintaining the solvency of the trust fund.
- Examine the UI eligibility process for efficiency and compliance with law and policy.
- Evaluate the effectiveness of DEW’s programs for assisting claimants in returning to work.
Department of Disabilities and Special Needs
We have been requested to conduct an audit of the Department of Disabilities and Special Needs. The requesters have specified several issues for review, including consumer abuse/neglect and eligibility. We will also follow up on recommendations made in our December 2008 audit.
Department of Social Services
Members of the General Assembly have asked us to review child protective services provided by the South Carolina Department of Social Services. Through its child protective services program, DSS seeks to protect children from abuse and neglect within their families, within foster care, and by other persons legally responsible for their welfare. In addition, we have been asked to review the department’s purchasing and contract management practices, its oversight of county operations, and the assessment of federal penalties against the department. We will address each of these areas in an audit report on the management practices of DSS.
South Carolina Education Lottery
The Audit Council is required by S.C. Code §2-15-63(A) to conduct a management performance audit of the S.C. Education Lottery every three years. This review will focus on funds spent from the lottery expenditure account, the lottery’s internal controls over its operations, and the status of recommendations made in the previous LAC lottery audits.