Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Audit Committee Meeting Summary

The Management and Fiscal Policy (MFP) Committee met as the Audit Committee on Tuesday, March 16th to discuss the Inspector General’s Four-Year Work Plan and Update from the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) Contracting Practices. Representatives at the meeting included Tom Dagley, Inspector General from the Office of the Inspector General, Uma Ahluwalia, Director of DHHS and Sherry White, Chief Operating Officer of DHHS. Committee members asked questions regarding the IG’s four-year work plan, especially in light of the FY11 Budget. The majority of the meeting focused on the Report of the Fiscal Monitoring Workgroup dated December 2009. Many of the Committee members commended Uma Ahluwalia, Director of DHHS, on the information provided in the workgroup report. The report included a discussion of on-site fiscal monitoring and hybrid fiscal monitoring as well as best practices from other jurisdictions with regard to contract monitoring.

Councilmember Duchy Trachtenberg is the Chair of the Management and Fiscal Policy Committee and a member of the Health and Human Services Committee.

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