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Audit of the UW System by the State of Wisconsin Legislative Audit Bureau.

Read the audit of the UW System by the State of Wisconsin Legislative Audit Bureau. See attached PDF

1. What were the problems experienced?

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2. What could have been done differently to avoid these problems?

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3. Are the types of problems that arose in this situation typical of other organizations? What can organizations in general do to avoid these types of problems?

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1. What were the problems experienced?

The audit identified four problems experienced by UW systems. Three of them represent significant deficiency in the internal control systems at UW System:

Access to the Human Resource System: Significant deficiency in overall HRS security review process resulting in inappropriate access to the system. For example, the audit identified 22 users with incompatible access that does not provide for proper separation of duties. Further, 21 of these users have these capabilities on a system-wide level, which allows them to make changes at any of the UW institutions.

HRS Program Change Controls: UW systems have significant deficiency in preventing users from making unauthorized changes to HRS program code or "configuration" information. For example: Three users responsible for moving program code changes into the production ...

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An audit of the UW System by the State of Wisconsin Legislative Audit Bureau is provided.

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