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Full Text of HR0055  99th General Assembly



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2    AMENDMENT NO. ___. Amend House Resolution 55, AS AMENDED,
3by replacing everything 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 by entering into an intergovernmental
3agreement with the College of DuPage that sets forth the scope
4of the audit; and be it further
5    RESOLVED, That the audit include, but not be limited to,
6the following determinations:
7        (1) the College of DuPage's sources of revenues during
8    Fiscal Years 2011 through 2014;
9        (2) the College of DuPage's expenditures, by broad
10    category, during Fiscal Years 2011 through 2014;
11        (3) the amount, purpose, and uses of General Obligation
12    Bonds issued by the College of DuPage in 2007, 2009, 2011,
13    and 2013;
14        (4) whether, during Fiscal Years 2011 through 2014, the
15    Board met its fiduciary responsibilities required by Board
16    policy, including annually evaluating the College
17    President, annually reviewing the financial performance of
18    the College and causing an audit to be made, adopting the
19    annual financial plan of the College, adopting a
20    comprehensive Strategic Long Range Plan, and reviewing the
21    President's annual report on the outcomes of the College;
22        (5) whether the Board is meeting its fiduciary
23    responsibilities and ensuring compliance with the Public
24    Community College Act and Board policies, including those
25    related to the investment of College funds, procurements



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1    and contracts, construction activities, and budget
2    transfers;
3        (6) whether the compensation and severance packages
4    provided to the College of DuPage President are comparable
5    to compensation and severance packages provided to
6    Presidents of other Illinois Community Colleges, and
7    whether changes to the College President's compensation
8    package are properly approved; and
9        (7) based on records obtained from the College of
10    DuPage, the amount and purposes of all transactions
11    occurring in Fiscal Years 2009 and 2010 between the College
12    of DuPage and the College of DuPage Foundation and whether
13    those transactions followed all applicable laws, policies,
14    and procedures; and be it further
15    RESOLVED, That the College of DuPage is responsible for
16paying the Auditor General's costs in conducting this audit;
17and be it further
18    RESOLVED, That the College of DuPage, the Illinois
19Community College Board, and any other entity having
20information relevant to this audit cooperate fully and promptly
21with the Auditor General's Office in its conduct; and be it
23    RESOLVED, That the Auditor General commence this audit as



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1soon as possible and report his findings and recommendations
2upon completion in accordance with the provisions of the
3Illinois State Auditing Act.".