“Misuse of state resources,” including porn-surfing on a state computer, found in auditors report on the Department of Information Technology

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This is from the new audit of the former DOIT (boldface is the Blogster’s) for the years 2008 through 2011:

“Misuse of State Resources:

Criteria: Section 4-33a of the General Statutes provides that state agencies
shall promptly notify the Auditors of Public Accounts and the
Comptroller of any unauthorized, illegal, irregular or unsafe
handling of resources.

Condition: Our sampling disclosed that three of the ten cases tested involved
an irregular or unauthorized use of state resources that were not
reported to our office or the Comptroller. One individual used a
state-issued cell phone for personal use. This happened over a
period of time and was investigated by the agency. Subsequent to
the department’s investigation, the same employee used the cell
phone for personal use again on various dates. The department
investigated this and the employee reimbursed the state for all
personal calls identified in both instances.

Another employee was investigated for viewing pornographic
websites on state-issued computers. The department investigated
this incident and the employee agreed to, and received, a thirty day
suspension.

In both of these cases, the department failed to notify the Auditors
of Public Accounts and the Office of the State Comptroller, as
required by Section 4-33a of the General Statutes.

Effect: The department is not in compliance with Section 4-33a of the
General Statutes. Auditors of Public Accounts

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Department of Information Technology 2008, 2009, 2010 and 2011

Cause: It appears that a lack of administrative oversight may have
contributed to this situation.

Recommendation: The Department of Information Technology should promptly
notify both the Auditors of Public Accounts and the State
Comptroller of any unauthorized, illegal, irregular or unsafe
handling of resources in order to be in compliance with Section 4-
33a of the Connecticut General Statutes.

Agency Response: “The department agrees with the recommendation. DAS has put
procedures in place to ensure that all unauthorized, illegal,
irregular or unsafe handling of resources are reported to the
Auditors of Public Accounts and to the Comptroller’s Office per
C.G.S. § 4-33a.”

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