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DATE:         April 29, 2005               

TO:             Agency Addressed  (No. 10, 2004-2005)

FROM:        Douglas A. Darling, Director

                   Division of Accounting and Auditing

                   Department of Financial Services

SUBJECT:    Recovery Audit

In preparation for the transition to Aspire, the State of Florida has contracted with PRG-Schultz for recovery audit services.  PRG-Schultz will review all payments, greater than or equal to $25.00, made to vendors for commodities and contractual services from July 1, 2000 through June 30, 2004.  Payroll, Retirement, Public Assistance, Child Support, Medicaid, Unemployment Compensation, and Workers’ Compensation payments are excluded from the audit.

FLAIR data showing transactions from July 1, 2000 through June 30, 2004 has been provided to PRG-Schultz.  The data is being analyzed to identify potential overpayments and other errors.  PRG-Schultz staff may need to examine documentation stored by each agency related to these potential overpayments and errors.  PRG-Schultz staff are required to pull, copy, and re-file any documentation needed for examination.  PRG-Schultz staff must obtain approval from the agency prior to contacting vendors for repayment after an overpayment or other type of error has been identified and documented.  Agencies should experience minimal disruption of daily processes. 

Mr. Dwayne Brownell of PRG-Schultz is the Lead Recovery Auditor for this contract.  Each agency must provide the name, title, phone number, physical location, and mailing address of a contact person to act as a liaison between the agency and PRG-Schultz.  Please provide your agency’s contact information to Roy Jeter at  (850) 410-9474, Suncom 210-9474 or Roy.Jeter@fldfs.com by May 11, 2005.