Well 2012 is over and now we are looking forward to 2013. All of us on the NYSICA Board hope you and yours had a wonderful holiday season. While many of us may not have everything lined up for the New Year, NYSICA has at least lined up your training needs for January and February 2013.
On January 31st, we are pleased to present Kimberly Doran, Acting Director-Enterprise Risk Management, of the New York State Department of Transportation. Kimberly will be discussing the recent implementation of NYSDOT's Official Issuance System, which includes a Manual of Administrative Procedures ("MAP"). MAP provides an inventory of control activities and assists in identifying internal control weaknesses.
On February 28th, representatives from OSC will share recent audit results of agency internal control certifications, as well as provide some insight into best practices and common weaknesses observed. At the same time, they will talk about what's on the horizon in terms of OSC's internal control audit efforts. At that same session, Tom Lukacs, Associate Budget Examiner for DOB, will provide a brief overview of what to expect for the upcoming certification period.
Mark your calendars now for these events!
Also, as a quick glimpse into the future, NYSICA's annual conference is slated for April 23, 2013 at the Holiday Inn on Wolf Road in Albany. We are finalizing program details, but have already lined up:
A session on the new Business Center at OGS.
A panel discussion by high-level executive staff on what they need and expect from their internal control and internal audit staff.
A report on the results of a survey on the state of internal control in New York State government.
As the agenda is formalized, I will continue to update you. Again, mark your calendars for what we expect to be a very informative and interesting conference.
Hope to see you all at these upcoming events.
On behalf of the Board, I wish each of you a very healthy, happy, and prosperous New Year.
New York State Internal Control Association