RD18 - Joint Legislative Audit and Review Commission 2011 Report to the General Assembly

Executive Summary:
This report briefly describes JLARC’s ongoing activities, such as our oversight of the Virginia Retirement System, and presents a scorecard of achievements in relation to our performance measures. It also summarizes the key findings and recommendations of recent JLARC studies, and significant actions taken by State agencies, the General Assembly, and other entities in response to these studies.

Three JLARC studies discussed in this report have had a particular impact on public policy in Virginia. In response to the findings and recommendations of JLARC staff, the compensation package for State employees was modified to more closely align with budget priorities, and major changes were made to the State’s information technology governance structure. In addition, services have been improved for Virginians diagnosed with autism spectrum disorders.

In keeping with one of our primary objectives, the results of JLARC studies will sometimes lead to savings or new revenue for the State. As shown on page 18, more than $36 million is expected to accrue to the State from implementation of recommendations or options described in JLARC reports over the past two years.