Texas State Library and Archives Commission


Monday, August 3, 2009


Audit Committee Minutes

The Texas State Library and Archives Commission (TSLAC) Audit Committee met on Monday, August 3, 2009, at 9:00 a.m., at the Lorenzo de Zavala State Archives and Library Building, 1201 Brazos Street in Austin, Texas.


Audit Committee Present:
Michael C. Waters, chairman


Scott McAfee


Larry G. Holt
Commissioners Present:
Sandra Pickett, chairman


Sharon T. Carr


Martha Doty Freeman


Sally Reynolds
Staff Present:
Peggy D. Rudd, director and librarian


Edward Seidenberg, assistant state librarian


Chris LaPlante, director, Archives and Information Services


Ava Smith, director, Talking Book Program


Deborah Littrell, director, Library Development


Beverley Shirley, director, Library Resource Sharing


Jan Ferrari, director, State and Local Records Management


Manuel Alvarez, director, Information Resources Technologies


Karen Drabek, director, Administrative Services


Vanessa Siordia, manager, Human Resources


Tracy Kuhn Lash, executive assistant

Guests Present:
Nicole Elizondo, Clifton Gunderson, LLP


Matthew W. Snider, Clifton Gunderson, LLP


Susan C. Van Hoozer, Clifton Gunderson, LLP


Frank Vito, Clifton Gunderson, LLP


Gloria Meraz, Texas Library Association


Adam Wright, North Texas Regional Library System

 

Chairman Waters convened the meeting at 9:00 a.m.

1. Review and approve Internal Audit of the Grants to the City of Lubbock.

Susan Van Hoozer presented the Internal Audit of the Grants to the City of Lubbock to the committee. Overall the audit found that the City of Lubbock, the City Library and the West Texas Library System are generally managing purchases and expenditures in accordance with contract provisions, laws and regulations with some exceptions. Peggy Rudd informed the committee that TSLAC staff are already working with the Lubbock staff to implement the audit recommendations. Commissioner McAfee and Commissioner Holt joined the meeting in progress. After discussion, Commissioner McAfee moved to accept the Internal Audit of the Grants to the City of Lubbock. Commissioner Waters seconded Motion passed.

2. Review and approve Evaluation of Compliance with Information Technology Requirements (1 TAC 202).

Matthew Snider presented the Evaluation of Compliance with Information Technology Requirements (1 TAC 202) to the committee and highlighted the audit results that found the agency non-compliant in two of the areas examined. After discussion, Commissioner McAfee requested staff provide monthly updates on the noncompliant areas and moved to approve the audit. Commissioner Holt seconded. Motion passed.

3. Review of the Report on the Deferred Maintenance Project at the State Records Center.

Edward Seidenberg provided an update on the Deferred Maintenance Project at the State Records Center from the Texas Facilities Commission (TFC). Because the TFC grouped projects together for pricing reasons, Commissioner Freeman expressed concern that the agency's project will disappear into other agencies' projects and urged staff to track money allocated to the TSLAC, if possible. Several commissioners expressed concern that repairs to the building's foundation were not yet included in the project scope. Mr. Seidenberg said that he would discuss this issue with TFC. No action required.

4. Review of the Report on Fiscal Controls.

Edward Seidenberg and Karen Drabek provided a review of the agency's fiscal controls. No action required.

There being no further business before the Audit Committee, Chairman Waters adjourned the meeting at 10:03 a.m.

Respectfully submitted,

Peggy D. Rudd

Peggy D. Rudd


Director and Librarian


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