Audit Finds Repeated Errors at Child Welfare Agency

A new report by Connecticut's state auditors has found that repeated financial and administrative mistakes are being made at the Department of Children and Families and its various facilities.

The 76-page document released Thursday examined fiscal years 2011, 2012 and 2013. It includes 25 recommendations for improvement, including 15 that were included in a previous report that was released in 2013 and covered fiscal years 2009 and 2010.

In both reports, the auditors said DCF should come up with procedures to ensure free meals are only provided to employees who are entitled to receive them. The latest report also highlights workers reporting late to work at four DCF offices.

DCF officials say the auditors already have helped the agency make many improvements, including closer supervision, to improve oversight and accountability.

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