Iowa Workforce Agency Audit

Iowa Workforce Audit Released.

Auditor of State Mary Mosiman today released a report on the Iowa Department of Workforce Development for the year ended June 30, 2012.
The Iowa Department of Workforce Development is comprised of seven divisions: Worker’s Compensation Commission, Labor Commission, Administrative Services, Unemployment, Information Technology, Workforce Services and Communications and Labor Market. The Department is responsible for administration of the statutes and regulations relating to unemployment compensation insurance, job placement and training, employment safety, labor standards and workers’ compensation.

Mosiman recommended the Department develop procedures to:
(1) Ensure compliance with the IRS 940 match requirement and certify the amounts contributed annually.
(2) Ensure information generated for financial reporting is properly tested and reviewed for accuracy.
(3) Identify sensitive positions and ensure background investigations are performed as part of the hiring process.
(4) Review capital asset policies and procedures to ensure a detailed, up-to-date capital asset listing is maintained.
(5) Ensure compliance with Iowa Department of Administrative Services Policy 240.102 for personal service contracts.
(6) Ensure necessary steps are taken to comply with the Code of Iowa or continue to seek the repeal of outdated Code sections.

The report also includes the Department’s responses to the recommendations.

A copy of the report is available for review at the Iowa Department of Workforce Development, in the Office of Auditor of State and on the Auditor of State’s web site at

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