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Full Text of HR0055  99th General Assembly



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2    AMENDMENT NO. ___. Amend House Resolution 55 by replacing
3everything after the heading with the following:
4    "WHEREAS, The College of DuPage is a public community
5college district in the State of Illinois; and
6    WHEREAS, The Board of Trustees, the governing body of the
7college, enacts policies and plays an integral role in
8overseeing the activities and operations of the college; and
9    WHEREAS, The Board of Trustees appoints a President to
10organize and manage the college within the parameters set by
11Board policies; and
12    WHEREAS, The College of DuPage recently approved a $763,000
13severance package for its current President; and



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1    WHEREAS, News reports have raised questions concerning the
2College of DuPage's expenditures of public moneys; and
3    WHEREAS, The College of DuPage is not a State agency; and
4    WHEREAS, The Illinois Constitution limits the Auditor
5General's audit authority to "public funds of the State" and
6case law has interpreted that phrase to mean only those funds
7directly appropriated or otherwise authorized by the General
8Assembly following the Governor's preparation and submission
9of the State budget; and
10    WHEREAS, The Intergovernmental Cooperation Act allows that
11"one or more public agencies may contract with any one or more
12other public agencies to perform any governmental service,
13activity or undertaking or to combine, transfer, or exercise
14any powers, functions. privileges, or authority which any of
15the public agencies entering into the contract is authorized by
16law to perform ... "; and
17    WHEREAS, The General Assembly wishes for the Auditor
18General to conduct a performance audit of the College of
19DuPage; therefore, be it



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1the Auditor General is directed to conduct a performance audit
2of the College of DuPage, covering Fiscal Years 2011 through
32014, by entering into an intergovernmental agreement with the
4College of DuPage that sets forth the scope of the audit; and
5be it further
6    RESOLVED, That the audit include, but not be limited to,
7the following determinations:
8    (1) The College of DuPage's sources of revenues during
9    Fiscal Years 2011 through 2014;
10    (2) The College of DuPage's expenditures, by broad
11    category, during Fiscal Years 2011 through 2014;
12    (3) Whether the Board is carrying out its responsibilities
13    required by Board policy, including: annually evaluating
14    the College President; annually reviewing the financial
15    performance of the College and causing an audit to be made;
16    adopting the annual financial plan of the College; adopting
17    a comprehensive Strategic Long Range Plan; and reviewing
18    the President's annual report on the outcomes of the
19    College;
20    (4) Whether the Board is meeting its fiduciary
21    responsibilities and ensuring compliance with the Public



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1    Community College Act and Board policies, including those
2    related to the investment of College funds, procurements
3    and contracts, construction activities, and budget
4    transfers; and
5    (5) Whether the compensation and severance packages
6    provided to the College of DuPage President are comparable
7    to compensation and severance packages provided to
8    Presidents of other Illinois Community Colleges, and
9    whether changes to the College President's compensation
10    package are properly approved; and be it further
11    RESOLVED, That the College of DuPage is responsible for
12paying the Auditor General's costs in conducting this audit;
13and be it further
14    RESOLVED, That the College of DuPage, the Illinois
15Community College Board, and any other entity having
16information relevant to this audit cooperate fully and promptly
17with the Auditor General's Office in its conduct; and be it
19    RESOLVED, That the Auditor General commence this audit as
20soon as possible and report his findings and recommendations
21upon completion in accordance with the provisions of the
22Illinois State Auditing Act.".