Mecklenburg's Department of Social Services was last fully audited in 1996 and a committee looking into allegations of misspending asked for more details on the county's auditing schedule.
In response, county staff has released a list of recommendations to address the department's accounting failures.
Among them, a description of an optimal audit schedule. It suggests more auditors should be hired.
"To complete the optimal schedule effectively, a minimum of 3 additional FTEs or equivalent contracted resources would be required," the memo says.
Click here to read the memo, item 4.
It goes on to say that "at current staffing levels, it takes approximately six years to review all core areas at all departments."
The Audit Review Committee was scheduled to discuss the recommendations today, but the meeting was postponed to an unspecified later date.
- Doug Miller