The Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas (Institute) reported reliable results for three key performance measures tested.
However, results for those three key performance measures were certified with qualification as a result of control weaknesses discussed
The Institute accurately reported the number it received from the Department of State Health Services’ Cancer Epidemiology and Surveillance Branch for
the Annual Age-adjusted Cancer Mortality Rate key performance measure for fiscal year 2016.
However, the Institute did not have documented policies related to or adequate segregation of duties between the entry and release of performance
measure data into the Automated Budget and Evaluation System of Texas (ABEST). In addition, it did not perform independent reviews of performance measure data before entering that data entry into ABEST.
The Institute reported reliable results for the Number of Published Articles on Institute Funded Research Projects key performance measure for fiscal
year 2016 and the Number of People Served by Institute Funded Prevention and Control Activities key performance measure for fiscal year 2016 and the first three quarters of fiscal year 2017.
However, auditors identified an application control that the Institute should improve to help ensure that it consistently reports reliable results for its key performance measures.
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