Accounts of Accountable Officers of the Veterans Administration Center, Biloxi, Mississippi

Published by the Government Accountability Office on 1971-03-17.

Below is a raw (and likely hideous) rendition of the original report. (PDF)

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                               >DALLAS REGIONAL OFFICE
                               >htlM MM, 1,1 COMMERCE STnnr                     ot½
                                  04tLAS, TEXAS 75201                            /    ,

                                    March 17, 1971

          Mr, William B, Sheppard, Director
          Veterans 4&dministratioit Center
          Biloxi, Hiusisaippi 39531

          Dear Mr. Sioppavd:
               We have made a reytew for the settlement of Lccount. of ac-
          countable officers of the Veterans Administration Cernter -(VAO)i?-
          Biloxi, MLssiasippi3 04r review, completed in March 1971, wa'
          made puLsuant to tilic Atsget and Accounting Act, 1921 (31 U,S,C, 53)
          and the Accounting fnd Audittng Act of 1950 (31 U.SC, 67),
               We direbted our r4view primarily toward evaluatin?, current
          adminiutrative procedutts and inmernal controls related to receipts
          and disbursements, incl4ting such tests of 'financial transactions
          as we considered approptiate, For payrolls, we evaluated the
          VAC's control over input into the centralized payroll system at
          the VA Data Processing Center, Austin, Texua. We also reviewed
          the report and workpapArs on the audit of financial functions,
          for the period January 26, 1965 through February 9, 1968, per-
          formed by repreuentattvos of the VA Controller, Program opera-
          tions were not included in our review,
               Wte are pleased to report that the administrative procedures
          and controls irere genirally satisfactory. We found that they
          provided an adequate basis upon which the certifying officers
          could discharge their responsibilities of certifying to the le-
          gality, propriety, and correctness of proposed payments under
          the appropriation or funds cited.

               In accordance with the General Accounting Office Policy and
          Procedures Hanual for Guidance of Federal Agencies (8 GAO 13)
          the records of financial transactione through June 30, 1970, may
          be transmitted to the Pederal Records Center for storage in sac-
          cordance with your records management program.
               We wish to acknowledge the courtesy and cooperation given
          our reprewentatives during the review.

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                          50 TH ANNIVERSARY 1921-1971                      --
     Copies of ttuf report are being sent tq twho Chief Medical
Director, Department of Medicine and Surgery; tho Director, In-
ternal Audit Servioe, office of Management Engineering and Evalw
uationj and the Controllers Veterans Administration.
                               Sincerely yours,

                               We }1 Shele
                               Regional H~e