wu-^~~~~~~~~~.. 4 8 -B4X~n} UNITED STATEM GENERAL ACCOUNTING OFFICE >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. '7 (4"'Y3, 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 _2_
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)