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State Leaves Records, Tractor, Forklift, Computers In Shuttered Human Services Facilities

Fri, 30 May 2014 10:10:17 CDT
By: AP

State Leaves Records, Tractor, Forklift, Computers In Shuttered Human Services Facilities A state audit finds Governor Pat Quinn's administration left behind tractors, a forklift, computers, and confidential patient and employee records when it closed three Department of Human Services facilities. The report by Auditor General William Holland says officials failed to follow proper inventory and shut-down procedures when it closed centers in Jacksonville, Rockford and Tinley Park in 2012. The audit even found another department delivered $1,000 worth of bread and juice to the Rockford site 30 days after it closed. Auditors found boxes and filing cabinets of confidential information at each site up to 13 months after they closed. Human Serivces blames "oversight" for the problem, and a spokeswoman says the agency has developed a comprehensive plan for facility closure.
   

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