The State University of New York Internal Control Program specifies procedures for Internal Control. The internal control program is also guided by and is consistent with "The New York State Governmental Accountability, Audit and Internal Control Act, Chapter 510 of the Laws of New York."
Internal controls are defined as operating practices, reporting relationships, and procedures that an organization adopts to achieve management's policy goals and objectives and to avoid the loss or misuse of assets. When followed, internal controls reduce the likelihood that errors or irregularities will occur that could prevent the successful achievement of an organization's goals and objectives.
The College at Oneonta has implemented an Internal Control Program as one facet of a broader institutional review and improvement effort. Consequently, we interpret internal control broadly. Essentially, internal control can include a broad spectrum of institutional measures and management techniques ranging from the College's Mission Statement on one level to equipment inventories, information privacy, sound reliable fiscal practices, and effective personnel procedures at an operational level. Activities include:
Audit Compliance and follow-up
Internal Control ReviewsTraining
Ad hoc reviews
Annual reporting and certification on Internal Control status
Questions regarding this policy should be addressed to:
Todd Foreman, Vice President for Finance & Administration
200 Netzer Admin Building
Oneonta, NY 13820