The chairman of the Social Council called on the Rector of the ULPGC to increase, in the first quarter of 2020, the “precautionary measures necessary in order not to breach legislation, which could incur financial sanctions”.
The University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria’s Social Council plenary has today, 26th February, approved the temporary postponement of the planned audit, undertaken by the ULPGC Internal Monitoring Department, due to a shortage of technical staff during the first quarter of 2020.
The ULPGC Internal Monitoring Department will, however, continue to undertake its auditing role within the university with regard to the receipt of goods with a value exceeding 12,000 euros, and those undertakings which reach or exceed 40,000 euros, following as normal the established procedure.
The chairman of the Social Council, Jesús León, explained to members of the plenary that the ULPGC Internal Monitoring Department, which falls under the responsibility of the Social Council itself, currently has one administrative worker who carries out the department’s auditing role. This is because the head of the department is currently off work and they are awaiting the launch of a public recruitment process for an additional skilled technician post. As a result of this and during this transition period, Jesús León has called on the Rector of the ULPGC to increase within the running of and recruitment within the university “the preventative measures necessary in order not to breach the current legislation, which could incur financial sanctions”.
On this matter the chairman of the Social Council also announced to the plenary that, from 30th April the Internal Monitoring Department will resume its normal activity, retrospectively auditing the records concerning the expenses incurred during the first quarter.
The Internal Monitoring Department is tasked with the ongoing auditing and financial monitoring of the ULPGC, described in the university’s 2017-2020 Auditing Plan. Over the past few years the department has been characterised for its efficiency and efficacy in the management of the records submitted to a prior audit and in the release of the auditing reports which are within its remit. In addition, the department has simultaneously conducted retrospective auditing tasks, with great success in providing the ULPGC’s ongoing financial monitoring.
For the final item on the agenda, the director of the ULPGC, Eulalia Gil, presented to the plenary the provisional 2019 ULPGC budget settlement, pending the approval of the ULPGC 2019 Annual Accounts in April.