The problems at the DMR

June 18, 2013 

Problems at the DMR

The 60-day review found several problems at the state Department of Marine Resources, including:

n Outdated policies and procedures inconsistent with current laws and regulations, as well as current practices within the agency

n Inadequate reporting to the commission for appropriately fulfilling its oversight responsibilities

n Inadequate or nonexistent oversight over key functions and departments, including grant management and compliance

n Lack of communication and appropriate training throughout the agency

n Lack of consistent and transparent communication with the public

n Inadequate internal control structure, as well as related assessment and monitoring activities, which are noncompliant with Department of Finance and Administration requirements.

-- Mississippi Department of Marine Resources

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