B-115350, JUN 28, 1974

B-115350: Jun 28, 1974

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KLEPPE: IT IS MY PLEASURE TO APPROVE THE DESIGN OF THE PAYROLL SYSTEM FOR THE SMALL BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION. OUR REVIEW OF THE AUTOMATED DATA PROCESSING ASPECTS OF THE SYSTEM WAS LIMITED TO A DETERMINATION OF ADEQUACY OF THE NETWORK OF CONTROLS AND AUDIT TRAILS. WE SUGGEST THAT YOUR INTERNAL AUDITORS PERIODICALLY REVIEW THE SYSTEM TO ASSURE THAT IT IS OPERATING AS PRESCRIBED. AT SOME FUTURE DATE WE WILL EXAMINE SELECTED ASPECTS OF THE SYSTEM AND ADVISE YOU AS TO WHETHER IT IS FUNCTIONING EFFECTIVELY AND IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE APPROVED DESIGN.

B-115350, JUN 28, 1974

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TO MR. THOMAS S. KLEPPE:

IT IS MY PLEASURE TO APPROVE THE DESIGN OF THE PAYROLL SYSTEM FOR THE SMALL BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION, SUBMITTED TO US UNDER DATE OF JUNE 24, 1974, AS BEING ADEQUATE AND IN CONFORMITY IN ALL MATERIAL RESPECTS WITH SMALL BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION'S STATEMENT OF PRINCIPLES AND STANDARDS.

OUR REVIEW OF THE AUTOMATED DATA PROCESSING ASPECTS OF THE SYSTEM WAS LIMITED TO A DETERMINATION OF ADEQUACY OF THE NETWORK OF CONTROLS AND AUDIT TRAILS.

TO MAINTAIN AN APPROVED STATUS, ANY SIGNIFICANT CHANGES IN THE SYSTEM DESIGN APPROVED BY THIS LETTER SHOULD BE DISCUSSED WITH OUR REPRESENTATIVES AND, IF NECESSARY, SUBMITTED FORMALLY FOR APPROVAL.

WE SUGGEST THAT YOUR INTERNAL AUDITORS PERIODICALLY REVIEW THE SYSTEM TO ASSURE THAT IT IS OPERATING AS PRESCRIBED. AT SOME FUTURE DATE WE WILL EXAMINE SELECTED ASPECTS OF THE SYSTEM AND ADVISE YOU AS TO WHETHER IT IS FUNCTIONING EFFECTIVELY AND IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE APPROVED DESIGN.

WE COMMEND YOU AND YOUR STAFF FOR YOUR EFFORTS IN OBTAINING APPROVAL OF THE DESIGN OF THIS SYSTEM. PLEASE EXPRESS OUR APPRECIATION TO MESSRS. CELLUCCI AND GREENE FOR THE COURTESIES AND COOPERATION EXTENDED TO MY STAFF DURING THE EVALUATION.