ADECA also has a dedicated team of employees that work behind-the-scenes to make sure that the department, its programs and grants are all handled properly. These sections include Audit, Financial Services, Human Resources, Information Services and Legal.
The Audit Section provides additional checks and balances for the hundreds of grants issued annually by ADECA’s divisions. Along with monitoring conducted by individual program staff, ADECA’s auditors help ensure that all funds are used for the purpose intended. The Audit Section holds several training programs each year and meets with grant recipients and recipient auditors to ensure financial regulations and requirements are met and present and future funding is not jeopardized.
ADECA’s Legal Section provides legal guidance to divisions regarding contracts, grants and other actions. Section attorneys monitor state and federal legislative and administrative activities and advise the department of changes that have an impact on ADECA programs. The attorneys are designated as Assistant Attorneys General and represent ADECA in litigation and appear on behalf of the department at judicial and administrative hearings.
The Financial Services Section keeps close tabs on the millions of dollars of taxpayer money and public property entrusted to ADECA. Accounting, budget preparation, purchasing, payroll and property management are the key functions of the section. The section monitors all financial transactions and maintains careful records to ensure compliance with federal and state laws and ADECA policies.
Information Services (IS) may work deep in the background, but without its services ADECA could not function. IS is responsible for maintaining the computer and telecommunications equipment and networking essential to operation of a modern office. IS provides technical support required to develop and maintain ADECA’s Internet presence ensuring that the public has online access to current information about ADECA programs and operations.
ADECA relies strongly on capable and knowledgeable employees, and the Human Resources Section is at the forefront of ensuring the department’s personnel needs are met. Working with ADECA divisions, the section develops and updates the job specifications and skill requirements required by the Alabama State Personnel Department to screen and test able applicants for each position at ADECA. In addition to hiring new staff, the section also coordinates transfers and promotions and helps ensure that ADECA employees with outstanding service and performance are duly recognized. Supervisors and employees rely heavily on the section for guidance about evaluations and other personnel actions, and guidance about benefits.
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ADECA Audit Policy