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Audit blasts Maryland 529 plans’ handling of documents, uncashed checks (access required)

The Maryland agency charged with overseeing the state’s college savings plans left hundreds of documents and millions of dollars unaccounted for and failed to properly document steps it took to investigate those problems, a critical legislative audit released Monday said. ...

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Audit: Md. Judiciary failed to document, limit access to contracts (access required)

The Maryland Judiciary, whose judges often go to great lengths in explaining their legal decisions, failed to document sufficiently why it awarded $26 million in service contracts between July 2012 and December 2015, according to legislative auditors. The Office of ...

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Md. agencies maintained technology ‘slush funds’ (access required)

A decades-old agreement allowing telecommunications companies to share state-owned towers turned into an off-the-books slush fund that handled millions of dollars without oversight, state auditors say. A report issued by the Office of Legislative Audits found discrepancies with 10 so-called ...

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Audit: St. Mary’s College didn’t protect data (access required)

Maryland state auditors say St. Mary’s College of Maryland didn’t adequately protect sensitive personal information belonging to some students and employees and monitor some vendor payments closely enough. The public college also overpaid a retiring employee by about $10,000 after ...

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Md. health exchange audit could complicate future lawsuits (access required)

A legislative audit of the failed Maryland Health Benefits Exchange that was expected to be complete by the end of the year could influence the state’s ability to sue other vendors. That draft of initial findings by the Office of ...

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State hospital overcharged for medicine, audit says (access required)

Lax verification procedures at a state-run hospital and nursing home in Hagerstown allowed the facility to be overcharged by $25,639 for pharmaceutical products, according to a state audit report released Thursday. Staff at the Western Maryland Hospital Center didn’t consistently ...

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Audit faults Md. health exchange on procurement, security (access required)

The Maryland Health Benefit exchange violated its procurement policies, didn’t obey the state’s Open Meetings Act and failed to adequately safeguard equipment and electronic personal information, according to a report released by state auditors Friday. Maryland’s Office of Legislative Audits ...

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