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Submissions from 2015

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State Funding for Good Will-Hinckley: Financial Risks Associated with Potential Loss Of State Funding Led GWH Board to Change Course on Its Decision for New President 2015, Maine Office of Program Evaluation & Government Accountability and Maine State Legislature

Submissions from 2014

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Annual Report on Activities and Performance, 2013, Office of Program Evaluation and Government Accountability and Beth Ashcroft

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Maine Economic Improvement Fund - Allocations and Expenses Consistent with Statutory Intent, Performance Reporting and Fiscal Monitoring Need Improvment, Office of Program Evaluation and Government Accountability and Beth Ashcroft

Submissions from 2013

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Annual Report on Activities and Performance, 2012, Maine State Legislature, Office of Program Evaluation and Government Accountability, and Beth Ashcroft

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Healthy Maine Partnerships’ FY13 Contracts and Funding, 2013, Maine State Legislature, Office of Program Evaluation and Government Accountability, and Beth Ashcroft

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Maine State Housing Authority, 2013, Maine State Legislature, Office of Program Evaluation and Government Accountability, and Beth Ashcroft

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Public Utilities Commission, September 2013, Maine State Legislature, Office of Program Evaluation and Government Accountability, and Beth Ashcroft

Submissions from 2012

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Annual Report on Activities and Performance, 2011, Maine State Legislature, Office of Program Evaluation and Government Accountability, and Beth Ashcroft

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Child Development Services, 2011, Maine State Legislature, Office of Program Evaluation and Government Accountability, and Beth Ashcroft

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Communications Regarding a Computer System Weakness Resulting in MaineCare Claims Payments for Ineligible Individuals, 2012, Maine State Legislature, Office of Program Evaluation and Government Accountability, and Beth Ashcroft

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Cost Per Prisoner in the State Correctional System: Maine's Methodology Reasonable but Statistic of Limited Use in Comparing States, 2012, Maine State Legislature, Office of Program Evaluation and Government Accountability, and Beth Ashcroft

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Maine State Housing Authority: Review of Certain Expenditures, 2012, Maine State Legislature, Office of Program Evaluation and Government Accountability, and Beth Ashcroft

Submissions from 2011

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Annual Report on Activities and Performance, 2010, Maine State Legislature, Office of Program Evaluation and Government Accountability, and Beth Ashcroft

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Certificate of Need: Process Appears Clear, Consistent and Transparent, 2011, Maine State Legislature, Office of Program Evaluation and Government Accountability, and Beth Ashcroft

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Health Care Services in State Correctional Facilities, 2011, Maine State Legislature, Office of Program Evaluation and Government Accountability, and Beth Ashcroft

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Information Brief: Health Care Services in State Correctional Facilities, 2011, Maine State Legislature, Office of Program Evaluation and Government Accountability, and Beth Ashcroft

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Investigation Into Sale of Real Estate to Maine State Prison Warden, 2011, Maine State Legislature, Office of Program Evaluation and Government Accountability, and Beth Ashcroft

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Maine Green Energy Alliance –Start-up’s Weak Controls and Informal Practices Created High Risk for Misuse of Funds and Non-compliance with Laws and Regulations; No Inappropriate Funding Uses Identified but Compliance Issues Noted, 2011, Maine State Legislature, Office of Program Evaluation and Government Accountability, and Beth Ashcroft

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Maine Turnpike Authority – Strong Planning Process Drives Bond and Toll Decisions; Some Contracting Practices and Expenditure Controls Should Be Improved; Additional Clarity Needed Around Surplus Transfer and Operating Expenses, 2011, Maine State Legislature, Office of Program Evaluation and Government Accountability, and Beth Ashcroft

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Overview of Responses Received from Government Oversight Committee's Request for Records Related to certain Maine Turnpike Authority Transactions, 2011, Maine State Legislature, Office of Program Evaluation and Government Accountability, and Beth Ashcroft

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State Real Estate Sales: Process Inconsistent Across Departments, Public Notice Limited, 2011, Maine State Legislature, Office of Program Evaluation and Government Accountability, and Beth Ashcroft

Submissions from 2010

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Annual Report on Activities and Performance, 2009, Maine State Legislature, Office of Program Evaluation and Government Accountability, and Beth Ashcroft

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Emergency Communications in Kennebec County – Fragmented Network Presents Challenges; Quality and Rate Issues Need to be Addressed to Optimize Public Safety, 2010, Maine State Legislature, Office of Program Evaluation and Government Accountability, and Beth Ashcroft

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OPEGA’s Special Project on Professional and Administrative Contracts, 2010, Maine State Legislature, Office of Program Evaluation and Government Accountability, and Beth Ashcroft

Submissions from 2009

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Annual Report on Activities and Performance, 2008, Maine State Legislature, Office of Program Evaluation and Government Accountability, and Beth Ashcroft

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Fund For A Healthy Maine Programs: A Comparison of Maine’s Allocations to Other States and a Summary of Programs, 2009, Maine State Legislature, Office of Program Evaluation and Government Accountability, and Beth Ashcroft

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Fund for Healthy Maine Programs - Frameworks Adequate for Ensuring Cost-Effective Activities but Fund Allocations Should be Reassessed; Cost Data and Transparency Can Be Improved, Maine State Legislature, Office of Program Evaluation and Government Accountability, and Beth Ashcroft

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MaineCare Children’s Outpatient Mental Health Services — An Assessment of Administrative Costs and Their Drivers, 2009, Maine State Legislature, Office of Program Evaluation and Government Accountability, and Beth Ashcroft

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MaineCare Durable Medical Equipment and Medical Supplies — Measures to Control Costs Need Strengthening, 2009, Maine State Legislature, Office of Program Evaluation and Government Accountability, and Beth Ashcroft

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Maine State Prison Management Issues - Organizational Culture and Weaknesses in Reporting Avenues Are Likely Inhibiting Reporting and Action on Employee Concerns, 2009, Maine State Legislature, Office of Program Evaluation and Government Accountability, and Beth Ashcroft

Submissions from 2008

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DHHS Contracting for Cost Shared Non- MaineCare Human Services — Cash Management Needs Improvement to Assure Best Use of Resources, 2008, Maine State Legislature, Office of Program Evaluation and Government Accountability, and Beth Ashcroft

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State Administration Staffing — Better Information Needed to Objectively Assess Possible Savings Opportunities, 2008, Maine State Legislature, Office of Program Evaluation and Government Accountability, and Beth Ashcroft

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State Boards, Committees, Commissions, and Councils — Opportunities May Exist to Improve the State’s Fiscal Position and Increase Efficiency, 2008, Maine State Legislature, Office of Program Evaluation and Government Accountability, and Beth Ashcroft

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State Contracting for Professional Services: Procurement Process – Practices Generally Adequate to Minimize Cost-related Risks, 2008, Maine State Legislature, Office of Program Evaluation and Government Accountability, and Beth Ashcroft

Submissions from 2007

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Bureau of Rehabilitation Services: Procurements for Consumers — Weak Controls Allow Misuse of Funds, Affecting Resources Available to Serve All Consumers, 2007, Maine State Legislature, Office of Program Evaluation and Government Accountability, and Beth Ashcroft

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Highway Fund Eligibility at the Department of Public Safety — an Analysis of Select Departmental Activities, 2007, Maine State Legislature, Office of Program Evaluation and Government Accountability, and Beth Ashcroft

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Riverview Psychiatric Center — an Analysis of Requests for Admission, 2007, Maine State Legislature, Office of Program Evaluation and Government Accountability, and Beth Ashcroft

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Riverview Psychiatric Center — an Analysis of Requests for Admission, 2007, Maine State Legislature, Office of Program Evaluation and Government Accountability, and Beth Ashcroft

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Urban-Rural Initiative Program - Program Well Managed; Data on Use of Funds Should be Collected, 2007, Maine State Legislature, Office of Program Evaluation and Government Accountability, and Beth Ashcroft

Submissions from 2006

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Bed Capacity at Riverview Psychiatric Center — RPC Referral Data is Unreliable; Other Factors Should Be Considered Before Deciding Whether to Expand, 2006, Maine State Legislature, Office of Program Evaluation and Government Accountability, and Beth Ashcroft

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Economic Development Programs in Maine — EDPs Still Lack Elements Critical for Performance Evaluation and Public Accountability, 2006, Maine State Legislature, Office of Program Evaluation and Government Accountability, and Beth Ashcroft

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Legislative Guide for Assessing and Overseeing Maine’s Adult Mental Health System, 2006, Maine State Legislature, Office of Program Evaluation and Government Accountability, and Beth Ashcroft

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Legislative Oversight Guide on Statewide Planning and Management of Information Technology, 2006, Maine State Legislature, Office of Program Evaluation and Government Accountability, and Beth Ashcroft

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Office of Program Evaluation and Government Accountability Annual Report on Activities and Accomplishments, FY 2006, Maine State Legislature, Office of Program Evaluation and Government Accountability, and Beth Ashcroft

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Performance Audit of Guardians ad litem for Children in Child Protection Cases — Program Management Controls Needed to Improve Quality of Guardian Services, and Assure Effective Advocacy of Children’s Best Interests, 2006, Maine State Legislature, Office of Program Evaluation and Government Accountability, and Beth Ashcroft

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Review of State-wide Planning and Management of Information Technology — State is at Risk from Fragmented Practices; Enterprise Transformation Underway and Needs Steadfast Support, 2006, Maine State Legislature, Office of Program Evaluation and Government Accountability, and Beth Ashcroft

Submissions from 2005

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Legislative Guide for Efforts Related to the Maine Claims Management System, 2005, Maine State Legislature, Office of Program Evaluation and Government Accountability, and Beth Ashcroft

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Review of MECMS Stabilization Reporting, 2005, Maine State Legislature, Office of Program Evaluation and Government Accountability, and Beth Ashcroft

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Review of MECMS Stabilization Reporting (Interim Report) 2005, Maine State Legislature, Office of Program Evaluation and Government Accountability, and Beth Ashcroft

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Review of Title IV-E Adoption Assistance Compliance Efforts, 2005, Maine State Legislature, Office of Program Evaluation and Government Accountability, and Beth Ashcroft

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State-Wide Information Systems Planning and Management, 2005, Maine State Legislature, Office of Program Evaluation and Government Accountability, and Beth Ashcroft