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Full Text of HR0055  99th General Assembly




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2    WHEREAS, The College of DuPage is a public community
3college district in the State of Illinois; and
4    WHEREAS, The Board of Trustees, the governing body of the
5college, enacts policies and plays an integral role in
6overseeing the activities and operations of the college; and
7    WHEREAS, The Board of Trustees appoints a President to
8organize and manage the college within the parameters set by
9Board policies; and
10    WHEREAS, The College of DuPage recently approved a $763,000
11severance package for its current President; and
12    WHEREAS, News reports have raised questions concerning the
13College of DuPage's expenditures of public moneys; and
14    WHEREAS, The College of DuPage is not a State agency; and
15    WHEREAS, The Illinois Constitution limits the Auditor
16General's audit authority to "public funds of the State" and
17case law has interpreted that phrase to mean only those funds
18directly appropriated or otherwise authorized by the General
19Assembly following the Governor's preparation and submission



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1of the State budget; and
2    WHEREAS, The Intergovernmental Cooperation Act allows that
3"one or more public agencies may contract with any one or more
4other public agencies to perform any governmental service,
5activity or undertaking or to combine, transfer, or exercise
6any powers, functions, privileges, or authority which any of
7the public agencies entering into the contract is authorized by
8law to perform ... "; and
9    WHEREAS, The General Assembly wishes for the Auditor
10General to conduct a performance audit of the College of
11DuPage; therefore, be it
14the Auditor General is directed to conduct a performance audit
15of the College of DuPage by entering into an intergovernmental
16agreement with the College of DuPage that sets forth the scope
17of the audit; and be it further
18    RESOLVED, That the audit include, but not be limited to,
19the following determinations:
20        (1) the College of DuPage's sources of revenues during
21    Fiscal Years 2011 through 2014;
22        (2) the College of DuPage's expenditures, by broad



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1    category, during Fiscal Years 2011 through 2014;
2        (3) the amount, purpose, and uses of General Obligation
3    Bonds issued by the College of DuPage in 2007, 2009, 2011,
4    and 2013;
5        (4) whether, during Fiscal Years 2011 through 2014, the
6    Board met its fiduciary responsibilities required by Board
7    policy, including annually evaluating the College
8    President, annually reviewing the financial performance of
9    the College and causing an audit to be made, adopting the
10    annual financial plan of the College, adopting a
11    comprehensive Strategic Long Range Plan, and reviewing the
12    President's annual report on the outcomes of the College;
13        (5) whether the Board is meeting its fiduciary
14    responsibilities and ensuring compliance with the Public
15    Community College Act and Board policies, including those
16    related to the investment of College funds, procurements
17    and contracts, construction activities, and budget
18    transfers;
19        (6) whether the compensation and severance packages
20    provided to the College of DuPage President are comparable
21    to compensation and severance packages provided to
22    Presidents of other Illinois Community Colleges, and
23    whether changes to the College President's compensation
24    package are properly approved; and
25        (7) based on records obtained from the College of
26    DuPage, the amount and purposes of all transactions



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1    occurring in Fiscal Years 2009 and 2010 between the College
2    of DuPage and the College of DuPage Foundation and whether
3    those transactions followed all applicable laws, policies,
4    and procedures; and be it further
5    RESOLVED, That the College of DuPage is responsible for
6paying the Auditor General's costs in conducting this audit;
7and be it further
8    RESOLVED, That the College of DuPage, the Illinois
9Community College Board, and any other entity having
10information relevant to this audit cooperate fully and promptly
11with the Auditor General's Office in its conduct; and be it
13    RESOLVED, That the Auditor General commence this audit as
14soon as possible and report his findings and recommendations
15upon completion in accordance with the provisions of the
16Illinois State Auditing Act.